AHA News: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released its hospital inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule for fiscal year 2009. CMS announced a mandated market-basket update of 3.0% for hospitals that report data for 30 selected quality measures. Hospitals not submitting data would receive a 1.0% update. The rule proposes to expand the number of required quality measures to 72 in FY 2010. CMS also proposes several changes to the method used to compute the hospital wage index.
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