The CMS will give inpatient psychiatric facilities a modest 1% Medicaid reimbursement increase next year of $45 million.
That’s less than half of the 2.2%, $100 million increase in Medicare reimbursement they received this fiscal year.
The agency made the change via a notice rather than a rulemaking on Wednesday, and will not accept comments on the decision. The CMS said rulemaking was unnecessary because the updates don’t reflect any “substantive” changes in policy.
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