A brewing problem, or simply an area for clarification for IRFs?   During what was expected to be a plain vanilla review of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment Systems (IRF-PPS) Coverage Requirements and Updates from the FY 2019 Final Rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made…
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reported yesterday that Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation (WPS) did not properly settle for federal fiscal years (FYs) 2010 through 2012 Medicare cost reports submitted by inpatient hospitals in Missouri for Medicare…
The Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRFs) Prospective Payment System (PPS) final rule for the 2018 federal fiscal year was published May 3, 2017, and comments are due no later than June 26. Specifically, the final rule: Updates the federal prospective payment rates for 2018 Removes the 25-percent payment penalty for late…