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.
- "CMS Proposes Higher Hospital Payments in Value-Based Purchasing" (Caramenico, FierceHealthcare, 4/25).
- "CMS Proposes Higher Inpatient Pay Rate" (Frieden, MedPage Today, 4/26).
- "CMS Issues Final Rule on Provider Enrollment" (McKinney, Modern Physician, 4/24).