General Question for the Week of August 15, 2016

General Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Will there be a rate increase for IPPS in the next fiscal year (FY)?

Answer:

The final increase in operating payment rates for general acute-care hospitals paid under the inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) that successfully participate in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and are meaningful electronic health record (EHR) users is approximately 0.95 percent.

Hospitals that do not successfully participate in the Hospital IQR Program and do not submit the required quality data will be subject to a one-fourth reduction of the market basket update. Also, the law requires that any hospital that is not a meaningful EHR user will be subject to a three-fourths reduction of the market basket update in FY 2017.

Disclaimer: Every reasonable effort was made to ensure the accuracy of this information at the time it was published. However, due to the nature of industry changes over time we cannot guarantee its validity after the year it was published.