June 26, 2014

FHA Comments on IPPS Proposed Rule for FY2015

FHA staff has submitted comments on the Medicare inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) fiscal year 2015 proposed payment policies. Comments focused on the documentation and coding adjustment, guidelines for a short stay payment policy, the wage index timeline, changes to cost report appeal requirements and overlapping measures in the various pay-for-performance programs. Hospitals are reminded that comments must be submitted by 5 p.m. on June 30 and can be submitted electronically. For more information, contact Kathy Reep, vice president of finance, at (407) 841-6230.