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CMS Proposes FY 2014 Medicare Payments

Medicare inpatient payments would rise 0.8 percent in FY 2014 under a new proposed regulation published last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The proposed inpatient prospective payment system regulation – all 1424 pages of it ­– also outlines a new approach to the calculation of Medicare disproportionate share hospital payments (Medicare DSH), introduces changes in Medicare’s value-based purchasing program and hospital readmissions reduction program, and unveils a new patients safety program to be launched in FY 2015.

Learn more about Medicare’s proposed approach to paying hospitals and find a link to the full regulation itself herecms, on the Healthcare Finance News web site.

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