IPPS Hospitals, LTCHs: Reprocessing Claims for CARES Act

CMS is implementing changes to increase payments to Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) hospitals and Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs) under Sections 3710 and 3711 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. When you submit an IPPS claim for discharges on or after January 27, 2020, or an LTCH claim for admissions on or after January 27, 2020, and we receive it:

  • April 20, 2020, and earlier, Medicare will reprocess. You do not need to take any action.
  • On or after April 21, 2020, Medicare will process in accordance with the CARES Act.

For more information, see MLN Matters Special Edition Article SE20015.