CMS to Increase Payment to Inpatient Rehab Facilities by 2% Under Proposed Rule

CMS has issued a proposed rule increasing Medicare payments to inpatient rehabilitation facilities by 2 percent in fiscal year 2014.

Based on a 2.5 percent marketbasket increase and adjusted for productivity, outlier payment changes and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act mandates, the proposed increase in payments would result in a $150 million increase in aggregate payments in FY 2014.

In addition, the proposed rule would require new patient condition codes to help CMS more accurately assess compliance with 'the 60 percent rule,' which requires 60 percent of an inpatient rehabilitation facility's cases for the previous 12-month period to meet 13 qualifying conditions.

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