CMS Publishes Final FY 2016 Medicare Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities PPS Rule

(By –  Debra McCurdy, Reed Smith)

Today CMS published its final rule updating payment policies and rates for the Medicare Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities (IPF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for FY 2016. The final rule provides a 1.5% increase to IPF PPS rates for FY 2016, which is expected to increase aggregate payments by $75 million compared to FY 2015 levels. This update reflects a 2.4% IPF-specific market basket update, reduced by a 0.5 percentage point productivity adjustment and an additional 0.2 percentage point reduction under the Affordable Care Act, which is further reduced by 0.2% as a result of an update of the outlier fixed-dollar loss threshold amount. Read more…


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