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Prospective Payment System Activities
The Office of Rural Health Policy has provided the following examples of how hospitals can spend SHIP grant funding to support Prospective Payment Services (PPS) activities:

  • Update chargemasters;
  • Provide staff training in billing and coding; and
  • Provide staff training for transition to ICD-10 (for more information on ICD-10, please visit http://www.cms.gov/ICD10/).

The above list contains only examples of how hospitals may expend their SHIP grant funding in support of PPS activities. Hospitals may certainly spend their SHIP grant funding in ways not listed above provided that the funding is used to offset costs related to the implementation of prospective payment systems.