How will Medicare pay hospitals for inpatient services in FY 2015?

The answer to that question begins with a regulation:  the Medicare inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) regulation for FY 2015.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released that proposed regulation, in draft form.  Find it here.

NAUH LogoInterested parties have until June 30 to submit comments about the proposed regulation.

The National Association of Urban Hospitals (NAUH) has prepared a detailed memo highlighting the proposals of greatest interest to private safety-net hospitals and distributed this memo to all NAUH members.  Representatives of private safety-net hospitals that do not belong to NAUH can request a copy of the memo via the “contact us” link above.