Inpatient PPS LTCH – FY2013 Changes
MLN Matters – MM8041– 8/31/12
This article is based on Change Request (CR) 8041 which provides:
- Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 updates to the Acute Care Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCHs) Prospective Payment System (PPS), and
- FY 2013 changes to the Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Groups (MS-DRGs) Grouper and Medicare Code Editor (MCE).
All items covered in this instruction are effective for hospital discharges occurring on or after October 1, 2012, unless otherwise noted. Be sure your billing staffs are aware of these changes.