CMS has released corrections to a number of fiscal year (FY) 2016 final Medicare payment rules. Specifically, on October 5, 2015, CMS is publishing corrections to:
- The final FY 2016 hospice payment update (to correct the hourly rate for continuous home care);
- The final FY 2016 hospital inpatient prospective payment system/long-term care hospital prospective payment system (PPS) final rule (various corrections to the preamble, addenda, and appendices); and
- The final FY 2016 update to the Skilled Nursing Facility PPS (including corrections to wage index values).
These corrections are effective October 1, 2015. In addition, on October 1, 2015, CMS published a number of technical corrections the FY 2015 inpatient psychiatric facilities PPS, effective October 1, 2015.