Medicare Proposes 2020 Pay Bump for Inpatient Rehab Facilities

April 17, 2019, 10:02 PM

Medicare is calling for inpatient rehabilitation facilities to receive about $195 million more from the federal government in fiscal year 2020.

The proposed rule by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published April 17 in the Federal Register. The draft proposal would also revise the formula for paying these facilities using 2016 as the base year. The base year is now 2012. The formula is intended to reflect price inflation of various health services.

Inpatient rehabilitation facilities are freestanding units in acute care hospitals. They provide intensive services for patients who can handle at least three hours of rehabilitation ...

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