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IPPS Proposed Rule Adds Readmission Measures, HAC Timeline
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Under a proposed federal rule, some 3,400 acute care hospitals would receive a net .8% reimbursement increase, including sequestration cuts, but would face penalties for new categories of readmitted patients, and new measures in quality incentive pay starting Oct. 1. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued its heavily anticipated proposed rule governing acute care payment for FY 2014 on Friday, shortly after the stock market closed.