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September 2012


A Polsinelli Shughart Update:

FY 2013 IPPS Final Rule Released


On August 1, 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") released the fiscal year (FY) 2013 Inpatient Prospective Payment System ("PPS") Final Rule. The Rule contains several updates to Affordable Care Act ("ACA") programs implemented in prior rulemakings. The Rule also finalized the market basket update of 2.8% for IPPS hospitals (see footnote). This e-alert focuses on many of the programs meant to improve quality of care for patients. Among them:

For more information on these subjects, you can access a more detailed update here and other Polsinelli Shughart Updates here.

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