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CMS Proposes Cutting Inpatient Payments by 0.1%
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued on Monday a hospital inpatient and long-term care prospective payment system proposed rule for fiscal 2011 that would cut average inpatient payments by 0.1%. The proposed rule includes an initial market basket update of 2.4% for those hospitals that submit data on quality measures; hospitals not submitting any data would receive a 0.4% update.