Medicare: Implementation of Prospective Payment System (PPS) for Rehab Hospitals Delayed ASHA has confirmed that the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) will postpone the upcoming inpatient PPS from its intended implementation date of October 1, 2000 to April 1, 2001. (See the front page article in the May 23 issue of The ASHA Leader.) The Prospective Payment System (PPS) will still ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2000
Medicare: Implementation of Prospective Payment System (PPS) for Rehab Hospitals Delayed
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  • Sally Jones-McNamara
    Falls Church, VA
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Professional Issues & Training / Medicare
Article   |   June 01, 2000
Medicare: Implementation of Prospective Payment System (PPS) for Rehab Hospitals Delayed
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, June 2000, Vol. 10, 13. doi:10.1044/aas10.2.13
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, June 2000, Vol. 10, 13. doi:10.1044/aas10.2.13
ASHA has confirmed that the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) will postpone the upcoming inpatient PPS from its intended implementation date of October 1, 2000 to April 1, 2001. (See the front page article in the May 23 issue of The ASHA Leader.) The Prospective Payment System (PPS) will still be implemented with a 2-year “phase-in” period.
Proposed regulations for the Medicare inpatient rehabilitation PPS are tentatively scheduled for release in June 2000. Due to the 6-month delay in the statutory effective date, HCFA has elected to adopt the recommendation of its contractor (RAND Corporation) and use the Minimum Data Set for Post-Acute Care (MDS-PAC) as the classification system for the PPS. ASHA supports HCFA’s change to the MDS-PAC as the FIM-FRG system did not adequately recognize speech-language pathology services.
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