2024 Medicare IPPS rate impact analysis

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the fiscal year 2024 Medicare inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) and long-term care hospital final rule, affecting inpatient discharges from Oct. 1, 2023, through Sept. 30, 2024. Medicare has published a 3.1% increase in operating payments for hospitals that submit quality data and that are “meaningful electronic health record users.” However, due to primarily wage index-related changes, the reimbursement change year-over-year varies significantly between hospitals.

This rule impacts key areas of reimbursement, including:

  • Operating payments
  • MS-DRG weights
  • Wage index
  • Medicare disproportionate share (DSH)
  • Medical education
  • Quality programs and the data you must report

Wondering how the final rule affects your hospital?

Our hospital-specific analysis will help you understand the scope of these changes and what they mean for you. Simply input your provider numbers in the adjacent form, and our reimbursement experts will send you a complimentary forecast tailored to your hospital.

Our reimbursement team has analyzed the various changes within the final rule and compiled hospital-specific computations. Areas with the greatest impact are the wage index, inpatient quality, and value-based care risk. You can find more information about the FY 2023 hospital IPPS final rule here.

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