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CMS Announces FY2014 Proposed Rules for 3 Settings

from SCAPTA

CMS published its proposed rule detailing the fiscal year (FY) 2014 changes to Medicare’s prospective payment system (PPS) for acute-care and long-term care hospitals in the Federal Register on May 10, 2013. APTA staff has created a summary of the proposed rule (see Proposed Rule for FY 2014 Hospital Inpatient IPPS under Acute Care/APTA Summaries).

CMS' proposed inpatient rehabilitation facility PPS rule for FY2014 includes a 2 percent increase with an estimated fiscal impact of $150 million. A May 3, 2013, PT in Motion News Now article summarizes additional changes in the proposal. A summary of the proposed rule will be posted on APTA's Medicare Payment and Policies for Hospital Settings webpage.

Finally, the FY2014 proposed rule for skilled nursing facility PPS updates was released on May 1, 2013. This rule includes a 1.4 percent market basket update, with CMS estimating a $500 million increase in FY2014 aggregate payments. The proposed rule also includes CMS comments on the impact of the FY2012 allocation of group therapy minutes, and recommends addition of calendar days of therapy to the Minimum Data Set (MDS), among other changes. A May 2, 2013, PT in Motion News Now article summarizes additional changes in the proposal. A summary of the proposed rule will be posted on APTA's Medicare Payment and Policies for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) webpage.

APTA will comment on the proposed rules on behalf of its membership. Comments are due June 25 for acute-care and long-term care hospitals, and on July 1 for inpatient rehabilitation facilities and skilled nursing facilities. more


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