Inpatient Hospital Per Diem Reimbursement Group

Implementation of Per Diem Update


July 1, 2019

The interChange system has not been updated to accommodate the new Per Diem rates or split-bill capability of claims that cross over the implementation date of July 1, 2019. During the June 25, 2019, Per Diem Provider Meeting, the Department instructed Providers to continue to bill as normal until written instructions from the Department are communicated on how to complete the split-bill of claims that crossover the July 1, 2019 implementation date. Contact Elizabeth Quaife at for any questions or concerns. 

May 29, 2019

After careful review of the feedback received from the last Per Diem Engagement Meeting held May 7, 2019, the Department has decided that the Long Term Acute Care Hospitals, Rehabilitation, Hospitals, and Spine/Brain Injury Treatment Hospitals will need to split bill any hospital stays that cross over the implementation date. This means that any client admitted prior to July 1, 2019, and discharged after June 30, 2019, would have two different claims. One claim will have a discharge date of June 30, 2019, and will use the APR-DRG methodology to calculate the claim payment. The second claim will have an admission date of July 1, 2019, and utilize the new per diem methodology to calculate the payment for the remainder of the stay. Contact Elizabeth Quaife at for any questions or concerns. 


Inpatient Per Diem Rates FY 2019-20

Inpatient Hospital Base Rates 7.1.2018-6.30.2019

Per Diem to APR-DRG Calculator

Stepdown to Rate Guide


Inpatient Per Diem Rate Meetings 2019

The next Inpatient Hospital Per Diem Reimbursement Meeting is set for Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 2.00pm - 3.00pm 

Webinar Link 

Conference Line: 1-877-820-7831 Passcode 294442#


News and Upcoming Dates 

  • Proposed Rule Update
  • Specialty Hospital Engagement Meetings


For questions regarding rates and their calculations please contact Elizabeth Quaife at


Related Links: Links to Inpatient Hospital Rates Page , Outpatient Hospital Rates Page and Hospital Stakeholder Engagement Page