The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released its FY 2019 payment schedule for Medicare inpatient services.
Highlights of the FY 2019 inpatient prospective payment system regulation include:
- A 1.75 percent increase in fee-for-service rates.
- A $1.5 billion increase in Medicare disproportionate share hospital payments (Medicare DSH).
- Major reductions of the quality measures hospitals must report for Medicare’s inpatient quality reporting and value-based purchasing programs.
- A requirement that hospitals post their standard charges on the internet.