Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH) PPS Changes – FY 2017

From: CMS Transmittal 3626 (Pub 100-04) – 10/19/16

This transmittal reflects the instructions provided to the MACs for implementation of the FY 2017 IPPS & LTCH payment rates.  It is a very useful document and provides some very summarized descriptions of all the various elements that go into the PPS pricer program.  Consider it a quick cliff notes that can be referred to when looking for a quick explanation.  The link above takes you to the applicable page to download the transmittal (358 pages; includes table details).

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