Research and Markets: Reimbursement Briefing: New FY2011 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS) Final Rule

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fb2dfb/reimbursement_brie) has announced the addition of the "Reimbursement Briefing: New FY2011 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS) Final Rule What Your Hospital Needs to Know" audioconference to their offering.

90-Minute Professional Training Briefing On CD-Rom

Here is your chance to get an in-depth analysis of the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System Fiscal Year 2011 hospital reimbursement final regulations. Participate in this annual audio-webcast for a management review of the implications on hospitals of the rule changes and a strategy assessment.

The Inpatient Prospective Payment System Fiscal Year 2011 hospital reimbursement rate has been increased by 2.35 percent, and reflects a market basket increase of 2.6 percent for inflation, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which issued its final rule that set fiscal year (FY) 2011 policies and payment rates for inpatient services in acute care hospitals.

But the bad news is that the final rule reduces the 2.6 percent inflation update by 0.25 percent, as required by the Affordable Care Act and CMS said it will apply a documentation and coding adjustment of -2.9 percent because a law passed in 2007, that requires CMS to recoup the entire amount of FY 2008 and 2009 excess spending due to changes in hospital coding practices no later than FY 2012.

The final regulations adopted by CMS contains many other many key changes related to hospital reimbursement in the fiscal year ahead which begins October 1, 2010. Changes include the new provisions of the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the health reform law) and other legislation.

To help healthcare executives sort through the numerous changes found in the new CMS regulations a special audio webcast Reimbursement Briefing: 2011 Final Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System Rule was presented on September 14, 2010.

The program provides a comprehensive summary of the changes to the IPPS regulations including the additional 12 measures to the Reporting Hospital Quality Data for Annual Payment Update (RHQDAPU) program set, MS-DRG reclassification changes, documentation and coding, changes to the ICD9 coding system, hospital quality data measures and reporting, changes to the hospital wage index, new legislative requirements, and other changes to the IPPS regulations.

Listen in on our annual reimbursement management briefing audio webcast on the impact of the changes for hospitals found in the new final rule adopted by CMS. Especially in these difficult economic times, this program can be worthwhile.

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fb2dfb/reimbursement_brie



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