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Summaries: FFY 2025 Hospice, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility, Skilled-Nursing Facility Medicare Payment Rules

What’s happening: Summaries of the hospice wage index, inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) prospective payment system (PPS), and skilled-nursing facility (SNF) PPS proposed rules are now available.  

What else to know: Comments on the proposed rules are due by May 28.  

The members-only summaries, from Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., describe proposals for the post-acute care Medicare PPSs for federal fiscal year 2025: 

  • The IRF summary covers proposed updates to the IRF payment rates, outlier threshold, market area delineations, and the IRF Quality Reporting Program (QRP).  
  • The SNF summary details proposed updates to Medicare SNF payment rates, the SNF QRP, and the SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program. 
  • The hospice summary includes proposed updates to the Medicare hospice payment rates, wage index, and the Hospice QRP.