Proposed Rules – IP PPS Acute Rules FY 2013

Federal Register – CMS-1588-P; FR 5/11/12 – Proposed rules

The proposed rules were officially released today for Inpatient Acute PPS services in FY 2013 (10/1/12 – 9/30/13).  Today marks the 45 day window for hospitals to request withdrawal of a wage index reclassification that is determined to be lower than their native CBSA. 

Unfortunately, the proposed rules are based on the wage information published in February 2012 and that does not contain complete information or all of the finalized wage data.  CMS posted the final wage index file updated through May 4, 2012 that will be used in the final rules issuance.  Hospitals have one more chance to review this information to confirm that data has been posted accurately.  Any errors found in this data must be reported to CMS by June 4, 2012.

We are in the process of creating an updated wage index file using the May 4th data and will make this available in a future news you need to know distribution.

Below are links to other summaries recently released summarizing the FY 2013 proposed rules:

Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC – 5/4/12

King & Spalding – Hospital Medicare Update – 5/9/12

Proposed Rules – IP PPS Acute Rules FY 2013

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