On Aug. 5, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2017 final payment rule for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Prospective Payment System (PPS). The final reflects the annual update to the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) IRF payment rates and policies.

A copy of the final rule Federal Register (FR) and other resources related to the IRF PPS are available on the CMS website. An online version of the final rule is available here.

A SDAHO brief of the final rule is provided along with FR page references for additional details. Program changes adopted by CMS will be effective for discharges on or after Oct. 1, unless otherwise noted.