August 28, 2019

CMS Issues Final Rule on Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities

On July 31, CMS issued a final rule that updates Medicare payment policies and rates for facilities under the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) and the IRF Quality Reporting Program for fiscal year 2020. CMS is continuing ts efforts toward the eventual transition to a unified post-acute care system through updates to the data used for IRF payments, including revising the Case-Mix Groups (CMGs), updating the CMG relative weights and average length of stay values, and using concurrent inpatient prospective payment system wage index data for the IRF PPS to align wage index data across settings of care. For fiscal year 2020, CMS is finalizing updates to the IRF PPS payment rates using the most recent data to reflect […]