Medicare’s proposed FY24 update to inpatient payments falls short, hospitals say
Hospitals are less than pleased with Medicare’s proposed FY24 payment update for inpatient care. In proposed regulations, the net inpatient payment update is 2.8% after factoring in a mandatory productivity adjustment of -0.2 percentage points. As usual, the update would be reduced for any hospital that does not fulfill quality-reporting requirements or qualify as a…
Medicare’s proposed increase for inpatient payments in FY23 doesn’t meet hospitals’ expectations
The hospital industry expressed disappointment with the proposed increase for inpatient payments in FY23.
CMS issues FY23 proposed payment rules for hospices, inpatient psychiatric facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities
CMS has released proposed FY23 rules governing prospective payments to hospices, inpatient psychiatric facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities.
The Medicare area wage index likely needs a revamp, MedPAC members say
Wage index adjustments leave some hospitals at a disadvantage and are costly for the Medicare program, according to policy advisers.
Increased Medicare payments for COVID-19 care to stretch back to late January
Medicare will pay add-on bonuses for hospitals' patients treated with COVID-19 as far back as late January, says CMS.
OPPS final rule keeps site-neutral payments and 340B cuts, leaves out transparency requirement
The Medicare OPPS final rule will continue 340B and site-neutral payment cuts but leaves out the requirement to post rates negotiated with health plans.
Small Medicare payment increases in store for post-acute care
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued final rules with FY20 rates for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) and hospices.
12 details to know about the IPPS final rule
CMS issued a final rule for Medicare hospital IPPS payments in FY20.
Rural-state hospitals hail changes to Medicare wage index
Rural-state hospitals strongly back a proposed Medicare area wage index (AWI) change, but national hospital advocates are warning against it.
CMS Considering Overhaul of Hospital Wage Index
Nov. 27—The Trump administration is mulling changes to the Medicare hospital wage index system, including the creation of a commuting-based wage index, according to federal officials.