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CMS Releases FY 2025 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility PPS Proposed Rule

New Rules (April 19, 2024) – On March 27, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued its fiscal year 2025 proposed rule for the inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system. This rule proposes to update IRF payments and modify the IRF Quality Reporting Program measures and reporting requirements.

The proposed rule:

  • Updates payment rates by a net 2.6 percent. This includes a proposed market basket update of 3.2 percent, less a productivity cut of 0.4 percent, as well as a 0.2 percent decrease related to outlier payments.
  • Updates the wage index using the most recent Office of Management and Budget statistical area delineations based on the 2020 Decennial Census.
  • Adopt and modify patient assessment items addressing social determinants of health.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Shannan Flach at (785) 233-7436.
--Shannan Flach