On April 16, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an ill-timed proposed rule for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for Fiscal Year 2021.
The proposed rule, among other provisions, includes a proposal to amend the IRF coverage requirements to allow non-physician practitioners (NPPs) to perform certain duties that are currently required to be performed by a rehabilitation physician.
AAPM&R is now leading an effort to unite all physiatrists, other medical specialties, patient coalition organizations, and additional key stakeholders to oppose this dangerous proposal.
Join us on this important initiative. CMS is requesting public comments on the proposal by June 15, 2020.
Frequently Asked Questions about the FY2021 IRF PPS Proposed Rule