CMS proposes revisions to IPPS

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

May 2, 2012

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have proposed revisions to the inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) that would increase operating payments to acute care hospitals participating in quality reporting programs by 2.3%. Under the proposed revision, hospitals that do not participate will receive a 2% reduction.


CMS also proposes to add surgical site infection following cardiac implantable electronic device and iatrogenic pneumothorax with venous catheterization as conditions subject to the healthcare-acquired condition (HAC) payment provisions beginning in 2013. Another measure would reward hospitals for avoiding central-line associated bloodstream infections based on outcomes in the period from three days prior to inpatient admission to 30 days following discharge. The earliest of the proposed revisions will go into effect starting October 1, 2012, and will affect 3,400 acute care hospitals.


Read the CMS proposed rule document.


Source: HealthLeaders Media