CMS Pitches Nixing Mandate to Submit Some Payer-Negotiated Rates
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
42 CFR Parts 412, 413, 425, 455, and 495
Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care
Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed
Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2022 Rates; Quality Programs and Medicare Promoting
Interoperability Program Requirements for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access
Hospitals; Proposed Changes to Medicaid Provider Enrollment; and Proposed Changes to
the Medicare Shared Savings Program
AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS.
ACTION: Proposed rule.
Detailed 1400+ page proposal link below:
The CMS is also proposing a hospital payment bump totaling $2.5 billion for the fiscal year 2022 as well as implementation of a floor wage index provision from legislation passed earlier this year. The proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment System adds 1,000 graduate medical education slots over the next five years, with a priority given to those in rural areas and with underserved patient populations.
A DMSG side note: (1) DMSG student intern from D.U. Masters of Science in Healthcare Management program is doing a research paper on Rural Healthcare in Colorado. The need in rural areas for physician providers in rural Colorado is tremendous. The research paper will help tell the story about our underserved patient populations and the problems that exist as well as the opportunities that are there.
A summary of the CMS proposal is in the three page summary link by Healthcare Dive below:
[FR Doc. 2021-08888 Filed: 4/27/2021 4:45 pm; Publication Date: 5/10/2021]