What effect does the IPA have on the variable per diem rate?



The IPA does not affect the variable per diem. When an IPA is completed and payment changes, it continues the variable per diem schedule that was established by the 5-day PPS assessment. The IPA will pay for all days from the ARD of the IPA through the Part A discharge, unless another IPA is completed.



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