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Medicare: Proposed and Final Rules

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the following Proposed Rules:

CY 2019 Inpatient Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on April 24 released the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule, which updates next year's Medicare payment rates and coverage policies for patients when they are discharged from hospitals. Under the provisions proposed in this rule, CMS projects that total Medicare spending on inpatient hospital services will increase by approximately $4 billion in 2019.

ASPS has provided an overview as well as submitted comments on the rule.