Under the Final Rule, the outlier threshold for FY 2014 will increase to $21,748 (reduced from $24,140 in the Proposed Rule).  The final outlier threshold for FY 2014 is slightly lower than the FY 2013 threshold of $21,821.  CMS estimates that outlier payments in FY 2014 will equal 5.1% of total Medicare DRG payments.