Thursday, June 6, 2013

AOA Summary of CMS FY14 Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems Proposed Rule

On April 26, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule updating Medicare payment policies and rates for inpatient acute care hospitals for federal fiscal year (FY) 2014. If finalized, the rule will set the market basket update, add new requirements for improving patient care quality and safety and change Medicare policies on graduate medical education (GME). The rule also announces the availability of full time equivalent (FTE) resident slots in the latest round of the closed hospital redistribution program.  Read the American Osteopathic Association's summary of the proposed rule.

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