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The 2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule

The 2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule: An overview of provisions affecting surgical practices

This article summarizes policy changes to the 2019 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule that are relevant to general surgery and its related specialties.

The 2017 Medicare physician fee schedule

The 2018 Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule

Explains how the 2018 CMS Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule affects surgeons, and describes the changes made to the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing program that are relevant to surgical care.

The 2017 Inpatient Prospective Payment System

The 2017 Inpatient Prospective Payment System: What it means for surgery

The Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule—which establishes federal fiscal year 2017 policies for Medicare payments to hospitals for inpatient stays—is the focus of this article, along with information regarding how the IPPS will affect many surgical practices.

The FY 2015 Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule

The Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule—which establishes federal fiscal year 2015 policies for Medicare payments to hospitals for inpatient stays—is discussed in this month’s column, along with how the IPPS will affect surgeons.

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