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News: FY 2019 IPPS final rule released, reduces quality reporting requirements

An overhaul of the newly coined Promoting Interoperability Programs (PIP, formerly known as the Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs), significant reductions to reporting requirements for quality initiatives, updates to payment rates, and changes CC/MCC designations for some conditions, represent new initiatives in CMS’ fiscal year (FY) 2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule, Revenue Cycle Advisor reported. The changes take effect October 1, 2018.

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