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Effective January 1, 2020, WSI will implement a new Fee Schedule for Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) charges. The LTCH Fee Schedule will require a provider to bill LTCH charges upon discharge only, and will not allow for reimbursement of bills submitted as an interim stay. WSI will reimburse inpatient LTCH services based on Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) using the following Standard Calculation Formula:

        Base Rate X Medicare's MS-DRG Weights = Reimbursement Rate

For 2020, the Base Rate is $237,000.00 

WSI will post the LTCH Fee Schedule Guideline under Fee Schedule Guidelines on January 1, 2020. Additional information provided in the LTCH Fee Schedule Guideline will include:

  • Reimbursement Methodologies for High Cost Outlier, Short Stay Outlier, and Interrupted Stay
  • Payment Parameters
  • Billing Requirements
  • Reimbursement Procedures

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