IPPS: Not One Rule but Many Payment System Rules
August 1, 2018
More than physician payment rules in the CMS IPPS proposal
The physician fee schedule rule is one of many payment system rules that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issues each year.
There are also rules for the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS), Outpatient PPS, Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), home health, and durable medical equipment (DME) payments. This year brings a common theme to these proposed rules.
Each rule includes three items that should catch our attention – interoperability requirements, reductions in paperwork, and reduced/improved quality measures.
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