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CMS Issues IRF Payment Update

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a payment update notice for the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) prospective payment system (PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2013. Overall, payments to IRFs will increase 2.1 percent for FY 2013, or approximately $140 million. The new rates will apply to services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries during FY 2013, beginning with discharges on or after Oct. 1, 2012. The notice, which will appear in the July 30 Federal Register, is available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-07-30/pdf/2012-18433.pdf.

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