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CMS Notifies Hospitals of Delay in CY 2014 PPS Final Rules Due to Government Shutdown

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has notified hospitals regarding possible delays in the release of final rules for calendar year (CY) 2014 Medicare fee-for-service payment regulations as a result of the federal government shutdown. The affected regulations were expected to be released by Nov.1. However, CMS now expects them to be released by Nov. 27 to be effective Jan. 1, 2014. Affected regulations include the CY 2014 outpatient prospective payment system (PPS), CY 2014 end-stage renal disease PPS, CY 2014 home health PPS and CY 2014 physician fee schedule.