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Date:                 September 7, 2010

Contact:            Robert Jenkins

Phone:              (732) 292-1100


Reimbursement Briefing Planned on CMS Fiscal Year 2011 Inpatient Prospective Payment System Rule  

Live 90-Minute Audio Conference
Scheduled for Tuesday, September 14, 2010
from 1:30-3:00 pm EDT

MANASQUAN, N.J. -- September 7, 2010:  The Inpatient Prospective Payment System Fiscal Year 2011 hospital reimbursement rate has been increased by 2.35 percent, and reflects a market basket increase of 2.6 percent for inflation, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which issued its final rule that set fiscal year (FY) 2011 policies and payment rates for inpatient services in acute care hospitals. 

The final regulations adopted by CMS contains many other many key changes related to hospital reimbursement in the fiscal year ahead which begins October 1, 2010. Changes include the new provisions of the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the health reform law) and other legislation. 

To help healthcare executives sort through the numerous changes found in the new CMS regulations a special audio webcast “Reimbursement Briefing: 2011 Final Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System Rule” has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 14, 2010, from 1:30-3:00 pm EDT.

The program has been planned to provide a comprehensive summary of the changes to the IPPS regulations including the additional 12 measures to the Reporting Hospital Quality Data for Annual Payment Update (RHQDAPU) program set, MS-DRG reclassification changes, documentation and coding, changes to the ICD9 coding system, hospital quality data measures and reporting, changes to the hospital wage index, new legislative requirements, and other changes to the IPPS regulations.

Program Presenters: Steven Frankenbach, Senior Manager at Deloitte and Touche LLP and  Vanessa Griggley-Owens, Manager Health Science Industry
Regulatory & Capital Markets at Deloitte & Touche LLP.

The session will cover: the impact and an analysis of the new regulations for FY2011 Implications and strategy assessment; changes to quality data measures; DRG classification changes; case mix index values changes; wage index updates.

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