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Inside CMS - 08/09/2018

Inpatient Hospital Rule Cements New EHR Policies, Price Transparency

August 08, 2018
Hospitals will have to post their inpatient prices online, will no longer be required to report dozens of quality measures, and will see their overall inpatient pay hiked by an average of 2.4 percent, CMS said in the final fiscal 2019 rule released Thursday (Aug. 2). The payment rule also follows through on the agency's planned changes to the program which encourage hospitals to make better use of electronic health records, and eliminates the so-called 25 percent rule that reduced...


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