CMS Issues Final Payment Rules for Several Providers
On Friday, CMS issued final rules updating Medicare payments to skilled nursing facilities, hospice programs and inpatient rehabilitation facilities. One final rule will apply an 11.1% Medicare payment cut to SNFs beginning Oct. 1 for fiscal year 2012. Meanwhile, under another CMS final rule, hospice programs will receive a 2.5% payment increase beginning Oct. 1. Meanwhile, CMS issued a final rule that said IRFs will receive a 2.2% Medicare payment increase beginning Oct. 1 for FY 2012.
- "CMS To Cut Skilled Nursing Facility Pay" (Barr, Modern Healthcare, 7/29).
- "CMS Plans 2.2% Payment Increase for IRFs" (Daly, Modern Healthcare, 7/29).
- "CMS Releases Final SNF Payment Rule for FY 2012" (AHA News , 7/29).
- "CMS Releases Final 2012 IRF Payment Rule" (AHA News , 7/29).