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[121 STAT. 986]
[121 STAT. 986]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 986

PUBLIC LAW 110–90—SEPT. 29, 2007 during 2009 and of the entire second amount so specified for payment with respect to physicians’ services furnished on or after January 1, 2013’’.

SEC. 7. LIMITATION ON IMPLEMENTATION FOR FISCAL YEARS 2008 AND 2009 OF A PROSPECTIVE DOCUMENTATION AND CODING ADJUSTMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MEDICARE SEVERITY DIAGNOSIS RELATED GROUP (MS– DRG) SYSTEM UNDER THE MEDICARE PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEM FOR INPATIENT HOSPITAL SERVICES.

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(a) IN GENERAL.—In implementing the final rule published on August 22, 2007, on pages 47130 through 48175 of volume 72 of the Federal Register, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (in this section referred to as the ‘‘Secretary’’) shall apply prospective documentation and coding adjustments (made in response to the implementation of a Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Group (MS–DRG) system under the hospital inpatient prospective payment system under section 1886(d) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395ww(d)) of— (1) for discharges occurring during fiscal year 2008, 0.6 percent rather than the 1.2 percent specified in such final rule; and (2) for discharges occurring during fiscal year 2009, 0.9 percent rather than the 1.8 percent specified in such final rule. (b) SUBSEQUENT ADJUSTMENTS.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if the Secretary determines that implementation of such Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Group (MS–DRG) system resulted in changes in coding and classification that did not reflect real changes in case mix under section 1886(d) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395ww(d)) for discharges occurring during fiscal year 2008 or 2009 that are different than the prospective documentation and coding adjustments applied under subsection (a), the Secretary shall— (A) make an appropriate adjustment under paragraph (3)(A)(vi) of such section 1886(d); and (B) make an additional adjustment to the standardized amounts under such section 1886(d) for discharges occurring only during fiscal years 2010, 2011, and 2012 to offset the estimated amount of the increase or decrease in aggregate payments (including interest as determined by the Secretary) determined, based upon a retrospective evaluation of claims data submitted under such Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Group (MS–DRG) system, by the Secretary with respect to discharges occurring during fiscal years 2008 and 2009. (2) REQUIREMENT.—Any adjustment under paragraph (1)(B) shall reflect the difference between the amount the Secretary estimates that implementation of such Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Group (MS–DRG) system resulted in changes in coding and classification that did not reflect real changes in case mix and the prospective documentation and coding adjustments applied under subsection (a). An adjustment made under paragraph (1)(B) for discharges occurring in a year shall not be included in the determination of standardized amounts for discharges occurring in a subsequent year.

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