CMS issues FFY 2019 IPPS final rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule updating the inpatient prospective payment system for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2019. The final rule includes provisions related to the continued implementation of Medicare S-10 worksheet data for distributing Medicare disproportionate share hospital payments; changes to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive programs (now called the Promoting Interoperability programs); and the removal and de-duplication of a number of quality measures across programs. More information is available on the CMS fact sheet.

SDAHO is currently reviewing the final rule. Additional financial impact information will be provided to members in the coming weeks.