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CMS to raise inpatient rehab payments
Modern Healthcare

The CMS will increase payment rates to inpatient rehabilitation facilities by 2.1% for fiscal 2013. The rates reflect a marketbasket—or inflation-adjusted—update of 2.7% minus a 0.7 percentage point reduction for productivity and 0.1 percentage point reduction under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a news release. They also include by a 0.2 percentage point boost due to an update to the outlier threshold amount.