CMS Proposes Payment Bump For Inpatient Rehab Centers

Law360, New York (May 3, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT) -- Medicare on Thursday proposed a rule to increase payments to inpatient rehabilitation facilities by 2 percent in fiscal year 2014 — a total increase of about $150 million.

The proposed rule includes several changes to how payments for the facilities are calculated, including changes to adjustments for rural, low-income and teaching facilities. A new variable will take into account whether a facility is a freestanding hospital or part of an acute care or critical access hospital.

“The updated methodology enhances the accuracy of the adjustments,” the...
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