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Per-Diem and Stop-Loss to Rise Under New Hospital Fee Schedules

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 | 229 | 0 | 71 min read

Hospitals in Tennessee could see a slight bump in reimbursements if new workers’ compensation fee schedules are approved early next year. The proposed schedules and rules, released this week, would increase maximum per-diem rates by about 5% in several categories and would raise the stop-loss threshold on extended hospital stays. The bureau will hold a hearing Jan. 17 to gain input from stakeholders on the changes. Once finalized, the rules would take effect in February. The changes this year appear to be relatively few, but reflect a continued increase in medical costs. Any impact th...

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