CMS issues proposed payment rule for Medicare LTCH PPS

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a display copy of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2018 proposed payment rule for the Medicare Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System (LTCH PPS).

The proposed rule reflects the annual update to the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) LTCH payment rates and policies.

A display copy of the proposed rule in the Federal Register (FR) is available here An online version of the proposed rule will be available on April 28 here.

Comments on the proposed rule are due to CMS by June 13 and can be submitted electronically here by using the website’s search feature to search for file code “1677-P”.

SDAHO’s analysis of the proposed rule is available here.