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CMS seeks 2% payment increase for inpatient rehab facilities
Modern Healthcare

Medicare’s inpatient rehabilitation facility payment rates could increase by up to 2% in fiscal 2014, under a CMS proposed rule.

The proposed increase, which is worth about $150 million, is based on a 2.5% marketbasket update that would be reduced by 0.4 of a percentage point because of a multifactor productivity adjustment and 0.3 of a percentage point due to requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Finally, the CMS proposed an increase of 0.2 of a percentage point through an update to the outlier threshold.