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CMS Scales Back on Payment Cuts
Health Leaders Media

CMS included a major surprise when it released its final rule for the FY 2012 Inpatient Prospective Payment System integral to inpatient Medicare reimbursement at short-term and long-term acute care hospitals as announced in an August 1 press release.

The rule makers set a documentation and coding adjustment (DCA) of -2.0% instead of the proposed -3.15% for fiscal year (FY) 2012, according to the 2012 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) final rule released August 1.

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