The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its proposed inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) rule for fiscal year 2023, with changes that would impact reporting used to calculate Medicare disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments, limit the types […]
On December 27, 2021, CMS finalized several Medicare graduate medical education (GME) policies, implementing changes required by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA). Importantly, the rule establishes the process CMS will use to award 1,000 new resident slots to […]
On December 10, 2021, President Bident signed into law legislation further delaying steep Medicare cuts that were slated to take effect in the new year. Specifically, the moratorium on 2% Medicare sequestration cuts has been extended until April 1, 2022; […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized its outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and physician fee schedule rules for calendar year 2022. In the final OPPS rule, as proposed, CMS continued controversial reimbursement cuts of 30% for […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released long-awaited guidance increasing flexibility for hospitals to enter into co-location arrangements. Historically, CMS disapproved of co-location arrangements, contending that they rendered hospitals unable to independently satisfy the Medicare conditions of […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its proposed outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) rule for calendar year 2022. To the disappointment of many in the hospital industry, the rule proposes to continue a pair of controversial […]
On July 13, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed physician fee schedule rule for calendar year 2022, which includes provisions extending and expanding certain telehealth flexibilities, delaying the penalty phase of the appropriate use […]
A district court in Washington, DC ruled today that a regulation governing the weighting of fellows for purposes of determining certain hospitals’ Medicare resident caps and graduate medical education (GME) payments is unlawful. Originally issued by the Department of Health […]
On May 11, CMS released its Proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment Rule for FY 2021. The rule includes revisions to hospital payments and quality reporting requirements.
On November 1, 2019, CMS issued its FY 2019 Outpatient Prospective Payment Systems (OPPS) Final Rule.