Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System Webinar Materials Posted

Posted on September 13, 2018

On Sept. 11, DataGen hosted a webinar to review the Medicare inpatient prospective payment system final rule that takes effect Oct. 1. recording and materials from the webinar are now available.

Key components of the rule include:

  • Net operating rate increase of 1.4 percent and 1.3 percent capital rate increase.
  • Decrease of 3 percent in cost outlier threshold from $26,537 to $25,769.
  • Expansion of post-acute care transfer policy for patients transferred to hospice.
  • Number of Medicare-severity diagnosis-related groups increase from 754 to 761 and relative weight changes for many.
  • Continued transition to use S-10 data to allocate Medicare uncompensated care disproportionate share hospital pool payments.

The MHA distributed hospital-specific impacts reports Aug. 21. Members with questions should contact Vickie Kunz at the MHA. 

Tags: Medicare, webinar, DataGen, IPPS

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