Washington hospitals expected to lose $20 million in Medicare inpatient update

September 15, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its final rule for inpatient prospective payment system rates. Compared to a total of $2.12 billion in inpatient payments for 2016, Washington hospitals are estimated to receive $2.10 billion in 2017. The new rates begin with the new federal fiscal year, starting Oct. 1.

The changes vary by hospital, and WSHA sent summaries of the changes and facility-specific analyses of the impacts to the Chief Financial Officer or other designated finance person for each hospital Sept. 1.

Click here to read more in a recent Fiscal Watch article. (Andrew Busz)


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