Maintenance downtime scheduled
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FY 2012 IPPS hospital final rule issued
August 2, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued final rule CMS-1518-F, “Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Rates; Hospitals’ FTE Resident Caps for Graduate Medical Education.”
The final rule can be viewed and downloaded from the FY 2012 Final Rule Home Page section of the CMS website. Details regarding the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program begin on page 480 of the PDF downloadable file.