2025 Medicare IPPS rate impact analysis

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the fiscal year 2025 Medicare inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) and long-term care hospital proposed rule, affecting inpatient discharges from Oct. 1, 2024, through Sept. 30, 2025. Medicare published a 3.0% 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 proposed rule affects your hospital?

Our proprietary 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 rate impact forecast tailored to your hospital.

Our reimbursement team has analyzed the various changes within the proposed 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 2025 hospital IPPS proposed rule here.

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