OPPS Proposed Rule FY 2023

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CMS has issued a proposed rule to revise the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and the Medicare ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system for Calendar Year (CY) 2023 based on CMS’ continuing experience with these systems. In this proposed rule, CMS describes the changes to the amounts and factors used to determine the […]

IPPS and LTCH Proposed Rule FY2023

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On April 18, 2022 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS-1771-P) that provides updates to the fiscal year (FY) 2023 Long-Term Care Hospital Quality Reporting Program (LTCH QRP). This rule includes three Requests for Information (RFI) which include: future measure concepts for the LTCH QRP; inclusion of the new […]

Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule 2022

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CMS Proposes Physician Payment Rule to Improve Health Equity, Patient Access Rule Would Expand Access to Telehealth Services, Enhance Diabetes Prevention Programs The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing changes to address the widening gap in health equity highlighted by the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) and to expand patient access to […]

IRF PPS Proposed Rule FY2022

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On April 7, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update Medicare payment policies and rates for facilities under the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) and the IRF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) for fiscal year (FY) 2022. CMS is publishing this proposed rule consistent with the […]

OPPS Proposed Rule CY2021

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On August 4, 2020, the CMS proposed policies that aim to increase choice, lower patients’ out-of-pocket costs, empower patients, and protect taxpayer dollars. These proposed changes would build on existing efforts to increase patient choice by making Medicare payment available for more services in different sites of service and adopting policy changes under the Medicare […]

CY2021 ESRD Proposed Rule

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On July 6, CMS issued a proposed rule that proposes to update payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2021. This rule also proposes updates to the Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) dialysis payment rate for renal […]

IPPS and LTCH Proposed Rule FY2021

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On May 11, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a rule that focuses the agency’s efforts on a singular objective: transforming the healthcare delivery system through competition and innovation to provide patients with better value and results. The proposed rule would update Medicare payment policies for hospitals under the Inpatient Prospective […]

Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program CY2020 Proposed Rule

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As part of CMS’s annual changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program, the agency’s proposals are aimed at reducing burden, recognizing clinicians for the time they spend with patients, removing unnecessary measures and making it easier for them to be on the path towards value-based care.  Last year, the Trump Administration finalized […]

OPPS Proposed Rule CY2020

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CMS is proposing price transparency requirements that will increase competition among all hospitals by requiring them to make pricing information publicly available. As a result, patients would be able to shop for health care that meets their needs and budgets. The proposals for calendar year (CY) 2020 includes historic changes that would require hospitals to […]