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IPPS Proposed Rule Pinches Hospitals



The impact of proposed changes to Medicare's Inpatient Prospective Payment System in 2015 will vary from hospital to hospital, but federal officials predict providers will take a $241 million payment hit next year.



2 comments on "IPPS Proposed Rule Pinches Hospitals"
BJ Reed, RN, BA (7/7/2014 at 3:18 PM)

I just retired from working in Hospitals and Long Term Care for over 50 years (Yes, before CMS even existed). I have also been on the receiving end of care. It's sad that these struggles about cost-shifting often result in the patient getting the short end of the stick financially and from the perspective of quality of care received.
Ronald Hirsch (5/7/2014 at 12:11 PM)

It is amazing how many so-called experts misunderstand the two midnight rule. The rule makes sense; it is the payment for services that used to be inpatient and are now outpatient that has everyone's panties in a bunch. Ask CMS to address the payment disparities but do not rescind the rule or ask for more exceptions.