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CMS released a Hospital Inpatient Rule for fiscal year 2009

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.