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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AS97 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●FY 2018 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System--Rate Update (CMS-1673-P) 

This annual proposed rule would update the prospective payment rates for inpatient psychiatric facilities with discharges beginning on October 1, 2017.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 412   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1302    42 U.S.C. 1395hh   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    08/01/2017 

Statement of Need:

This rule is required to update the prospective payment rates and wage index values for Medicare inpatient hospital services provided by inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs), which include freestanding IPFs and psychiatric units of an acute care hospital or critical access hospital.

Summary of the Legal Basis:

Under section 1886 of the Act, rates are adjusted based on the market basket update. These changes would be applicable to services furnished on or after October 1, 2017.


None. This is a statutory requirement.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

Total expenditures will be adjusted for FY 2018.


If this regulation is not published timely, IPFs will not receive accurate Medicare payments for furnishing inpatient psychiatric services to beneficiaries in IPFs in FY 2018.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jana Lindquist
Director, Division of Chronic Care Management
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Center for Medicare, MS: C5-05-27, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:410 786-9374