On July 31, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final rule for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs). CMS projects that FY 2020 payments to IRF’s will increase by 2.5% compared to FY 2019. In the final rule, highlights of issues addressed by CMS include:
- Case-Mix Group Revisions (using FY 2017 and FY 2018 data)
- Rebase and Revise the IRF Market Basket
- Clarification of “Rehabilitation Physician”
- Ensuring Quality
- IRF Quality Reporting Program (QRP)
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