by Christine Woolstenhulme, QCC, QMCS, CPC, CMRS
April 28th, 2015
April 24, 2015
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Proposed FY 2016 Medicare Payment And Policy Changes For Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities
OVERVIEW: On April 24, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule outlining proposed fiscal year (FY) 2016 Medicare payment policies and rates for the Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System (IPF PPS).
The proposed rule also updates the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting (IPFQR) Program, which requires participating facilities to report on quality measures or incur a reduction in their annual payment update. This proposed rule would expand the measure sets in future fiscal years and change certain data reporting requirements for these measures.