On Thursday, May 2, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed rule implementing fiscal year (FY) 2014 Medicare payment rates and policies for the inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) prospective payment system and changes to the IRF quality reporting system.  The proposed rule calls for aggregate payment increases to IRFs of 2 percent.

A copy of the proposed rule is available here and will be published in the Federal Register on May 8th.  A CMS fact sheet describing the proposed rule is available here.  CMS will be accepting comments on the proposed rule until July 1, 2013.