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    SCAI Guidance to CMS on 2018 IPPS Proposed Rule Issues of High Interest to Members

    June 13, 2017

    On June 13, 3017, SCAI submitted comments to CMS regarding the 2018 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Proposed Rule. SCAI expressed strong concern over CMS’s proposed 35% reduction to the DRG rate for percutaneous ventricular assist devices inpatient claims (MS-DRG 215), believed to be resulting due to the transition from the ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding system. SCAI also expressed support for physician owned hospitals, opposed the public release of inspection reports by accrediting organizations and spoke to working with CMS regarding the appropriate DRG assignment for new MI ICD-10 codes expected to be approved in October. SCAI will continue to monitor these issues of interest to SCAI members.