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CMS Updates the FY 2014 IPPS/LTCH PPS Final Rule.

Jennifer Kirchner | October 2013

On October 3, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) released an interim final rule updating the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS)/Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment Systems (PPS) with respect to uncompensated care payments to hospitals eligible for the Disproportionate Share Hospital payment adjustment in FY 2014.  The interim final rule released by CMS modifies the process for making interim and final payments for hospitals with Medicare cost reporting periods that span more than one federal fiscal year.  CMS will accept comments on the interim final rule through November 29, 2013.

The interim final rule is available at:

The CMS Fact Sheet is available at:

Medicare Program; FY 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems: Changes to Certain Cost Reporting Procedures Related to Disproportionate Share Hospital Uncompensated Care Payments; Interim Final Rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 192, 61191, 61191 (Oct. 3, 2013).

About the Author

Jennifer Kirchner is a licensed attorney in Illinois and Wisconsin. Ms. Kirchner has expertise in assessing provider compliance with the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, the False Claims Act, HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and clinical research laws and regulations.