Apr 14, 2020 — Notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services updating the FY 2021 prospective payment rates, outlier threshold, and wage index for Medicare inpatient hospital services provided by inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPF), including psychiatric hospitals and excluded psychiatric units of an acute care hospital or Critical Access Hospital. The proposed rule also adopts the most recent Office of Management and Budget (OMB) statistical area delineations, and applies a 2-year transition for all providers negatively impacted by wage index changes. The changes would be effective for IPF discharges beginning October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021. Comments on the proposed rule are due on June 9, 2020. Read more here.