We have made available two new reports for PPS Hospitals on the Apprise Secure Portal. These reports are the Medicare IPPS Final Rule Impact Analysis, and the Value Based Purchasing Impact Analysis. These reports can be very valuable in helping hospitals estimate future impact of medicare reimbursement and determining where they stand in pay for performance programs.
The Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Impact Analysis is intended to provide hospitals with a preview of the potential impact of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2017 Medicare inpatient hospital VBP Program based on publicly available data and program rules established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
The reports included in this analysis estimate VBP scores, impacts, and trends and provide full detail on how the points and scores for each VBP measure and domain are calculated. A report that compares actual FFY 2015 and FFY 2016 program performance to estimated FFY 2017 program performance is also included.
A detailed analysis description is available for download on the secure portal.
The FFY 2017 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule Analysis is intended to show providers how Medicare inpatient fee-for-service (FFS) payments will change from FFY 2016 to FFY 2017 based on the policies set forth in the FFY 2017 IPPS final rule.
The analysis compares the year-over-year change in operating, capital, and uncompensated care IPPS payments and includes breakout sections that provide detailed insight into specific policies that influence IPPS payment changes. Details around the rule changes and policies that influence IPPS payment changes can be found in the analysis description on the Apprise Secure Portal.