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CMS plans 2.2% payment increase for IRFs
Modern Healthcare

Inpatient rehabilitation facilities will receive a 2.2% increase in the Medicare payment rate under a CMS final rule issued Friday (PDF).

The final rule, which applies to fiscal 2012, will affect payments to more than 200 free-standing rehabilitation hospitals and more than 1,000 IRF units in acute-care hospitals and critical-access hospitals, according to the CMS.