Medicare would increase inpatient rehabilitation facility rates 1.7 percent for FY 2016 under a new regulation it proposed last week.

WheelchairTo receive the full increase, facilities would have to submit quality data on a number of factors, including patients with pressure ulcers, incidence of falls, performance of functional status assessments, and others. Facilities that fail to report the requested data would receive no increase and instead would see their payments reduced.

For a closer look at how Medicare proposes paying inpatient rehabilitation facilities in FY 2016, see this fact sheet and the regulation itself.