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IPPS Proposed Rules Clarify Readmissions Penalties
Health Leaders Media

Acute care hospitals will receive a 2.3% increase in operating payment for Medicare patients if they participate in hospital inpatient quality reporting programs under the latest proposed rules form the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Those that don’t participate will receive a 2% reduction, or a payment update of .3%.

This would amount to a projected $904 million increase in FY 2013, but after reductions accounting for the expiration of certain temporary payment increases, the real amount of increase is $175 million.