The 2020 IPPS Proposed Rule was put on display for public inspection on April 23, 2019, and subsequently published in the Federal Register May 3, 2019. You can view the rule in its entirety here. If finalized, the proposed 2020 IPPS rule will affect discharges on or after October 1, 2019. Each year, CMS publishes updates to the regulations for inflation factors, wage adjustments, etc. The rates that are reviewed in this post are the non-wage index adjusted rates for specific Core-Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) as well as other updates made to the standardized rates.
Yesterday, CMS held an Open Door Call to discuss two agenda items, one of which was the posting of the FY 2020 hospital area wage index data and occupational mix public use file. As you know, according to the FY 2020 Hospital Wage Index Development Timetable, hospitals have until February 15, 2019 to submit correction requests regarding their data.