At A Glance
On July 29, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its fiscal year (FY) 2022 final rule for the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) prospective payment system (PPS). Most provisions in the rule take effect Oct. 1.
We appreciate that this relatively brief final rule, which sets forth required payment updates and several COVID-19-related changes to the IRF Quality Reporting Program (QRP), allows the field to concentrate on their local COVID-19 responses. This is especially critical as many communities continue to experience surges of the virus.
- Increases IRF payments by 1.5% ($130 million) in FY 2022.
- Adopts one new measure and revises schedules for publicly reported data affected by COVID-19 reporting exemptions.