IP PPS Acute Final Rules FY2017 – Correction

From: Federal Register – CMS-1655-CN2; Filed 9/30/16; Published 10/5/16

CMS posted a final rule correction this morning on the Federal Register public inspection website.  In review of the 47 page document, there a significant number of corrections that were mostly typographical.  More significant however were errors made in the DSH Uncompensated Care Factor 3 calculation that required the recalculation of the budget neutrality factors that impacted:

  • PPS Base Rates
  • Outlier Threshold Calculation
  • Wage Index Tables
  • DSH Factor 3 Allocation

As of this writing, CMS has not updated the website containing the spreadsheet tables.  I would expect this to be updated later today or Monday (10/3).  The impact overall appears to be quite minor, but required a significant re-run of the data tables.  Based on the corrections detailed in the Federal Register document, below is a comparison of the impact to the PPS Base Rates & PPS Capital Rate















IP PPS Acute Final Rules FY2017 – Correction


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