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Medicare Proposes Separate Rate Setting For Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities

News | June 18, 2015

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In the proposed rule for the Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities (IPF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for federal fiscal year 2016, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposes using an IPF-specific rate-setting system. IPFs can be freestanding or psychiatric units of an acute care hospital or critical access hospital; there are 1,617 IPFs. Using…

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