Self-Governance Communication & Education Tribal Consortium

IHS Release New “Medicare-like Rate” Rule

On Friday, March 18, 2016 the Indian Health Service (IHS)¬†announced¬†that it will be implementing a new regulation that gives the IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian Health programs the ability to cap payment rates at a “Medicare-like rate” to physician and other non-hospital providers and suppliers who provide services through the Purchase/Referred Care Program (PRC).

 

The Final Rule with comment period is available for review here.