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CMS Issues Proposed Rule for Hospital Inpatient Pay Rates

On Tuesday, CMS issued a proposed rule that would increase inpatient payment rates to hospitals by 2.3% in fiscal year 2013. However, CMS said that other policies in the proposed rule and estimated utilization of inpatient services would lower the increase to 0.9%. In addition, CMS issued a final rule requiring providers and suppliers to include their National Provider Identifier when submitting Medicare and Medicaid payment claims or when applying for program enrollment.

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