April 15, 2020
On April 10, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued three different proposed rules updating payment and policy changes for FY 2021 for the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility (IPF), Skilled Nursing Facility, and Hospice Prospective Payment Systems.
These annual rules make updates to the payment rates and other payment policies for each of the different Prospective Payment System. Commenters have 60 days after the rules are published in the Federal Register.
CMS acknowledged the difficulties some may face in responding to the proposed rules during the COVID-19 public health emergency, however, the agency believes it necessary to ensure providers are aware of changes to payment rates for FY 2021.