An Announcement from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

    By: Jessie Romanz on Aug 08, 2017

    This is an announcement regarding the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System Final Rule (CMS-1677-F). 

    From CMS:

    After consideration of the public comments received, CMS decided that it would be best if the proposal was not finalized and instead, the proposal was withdrawn. CMS is committed to ensuring that patients have the ability to review the findings used to determine that a facility meets the health and safety standards required for Medicare participation. However, we believe further review, consideration, and refinement of this proposal is necessary to ensure that CMS establishes requirements, consistent with our statutory authority, that will inform patients and continue to support high-quality care.”

    For more information about this proposal and why it was withdrawn, read the CMS press release here.

    Released: August 8, 2017, 5:33 am | Updated: August 15, 2017, 8:57 am
    Keywords: Announcements