Inpatient rehab proposed rule requires 3% pay bump in 2024

Inpatient rehabilitation services would obtain a web 3% Medicare reimbursement improve in fiscal 2024 beneath a proposed rule the Facilities for Medicare and Medicaid Companies issued Monday.

Utilizing up to date 2021 market basket information, CMS proposes 3.2% a base fee enhance minus a 0.2% productiveness adjustment. Final 12 months, CMS initially proposed a web 2.8% reimbursement hike after which carried out a 3.2% increase within the remaining rule for fiscal 2023.

The draft regulation for fiscal 2024 additionally would modify high quality reporting necessities for inpatient rehab services, which include a 2% discount within the reimbursement replace for noncompliant suppliers. CMS is contemplating including a metric that tracks how effectively sufferers perform following rehabilitation and evaluating suppliers based mostly on COVID-19 vaccination charges amongst workers and sufferers. The company additionally proposes eliminating a handful elements from the standard program it has decided to not be helpful due to widespread adherence to the requirements. And the rule would provoke monitoring of what proportion of affected person discharges embrace assessments that element their treatment use and are shared with sufferers, members of the family and different suppliers.

CMS will settle for feedback on the proposed rule till June 2. The ultimate rule is predicted in October.