Comment letter re: FY 2019 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities PPS and Quality Reporting Updates

June 25, 2018

RE: CMS-1690-P, Medicare Program; FY 2019 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System and Quality Reporting Updates for Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2018 (FY 2019)

Comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the fiscal year (FY) 2019 proposed rule for the inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPF) prospective payment system (PPS) and quality reporting updates. We support CMS’s commitment to its Meaningful Measures initiative, but believe additional measures can be removed. We also urge caution and continued oversight as CMS develops additional quality measures for the IPF setting.

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