The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has recommended that the CMS adopt the Medicare Severity Diagnosis-Related Groups payment system, or MS-DRG, as proposed, but suggested that the agency make some refinements to the proposed methods for estimating cost-based weights.
Moreover, MedPAC, in a June 11 letter to the CMS, said that the agency should adopt an inpatient payment adjustment of between -1.6% and -1.8% per year for at least the first two years following implementation. The reduction is expected to offset the money that hospitals would save on documentation and reporting under the new system. -- by href="mailto:[email protected]">Matthew DoBias
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