Re­im­burse­ment raise

In­pa­tient psych fa­cil­i­ties to get 2.74% pay­ment hike

Modern Healthcare - - The Week In Healthcare - Jessica Zig­mond

In­pa­tient psy­chi­atric fa­cil­i­ties will see an av­er­age es­ti­mated in­crease of 2.74% in pay­ments for 2012, ac­cord­ing to a fi­nal rule the CMS is­sued last week. The rule up­dates Medi­care pay­ment poli­cies and rates for dis­charges be­gin­ning July 1, 2011, through Sept. 30, 2012. In ad­di­tion to the pay­ment up­date, the rule changes the teach­ing pol­icy for IPFs to al­low tem­po­rary in­creases in the in­tern and res­i­dent caps.

“We agree with the com­menters that, when a hos­pi­tal tem­po­rar­ily takes on

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