Medicare Cost Report

HHS can continue using Worksheet S-10 to calculate uncompensated care payments after federal court ruling

A federal district court dealt hospitals a defeat in a case about uncompensated care payments, issuing a summary judgment in favor of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Nick Hut September 7, 2021

Current financial reporting practices inhibit healthcare policymaking, researchers say

Creation of a national database with information from health systems’ audited financial statements would give policymakers a better sense of how to respond to financial trends, according to researchers.

Nick Hut August 27, 2021

OIG report suggests Medicare pays too much to cover capital costs for new hospitals

A new federal report indicates CMS pays excessively to cover capital expenditures during the first two years of a hospital’s existence.

Nick Hut August 19, 2021

FY22 rule for the Inpatient Prospective Payment System finalizes a payment increase and key policy updates

The base payment increase for hospital inpatient services in FY22 will be 2.5%, according to a final rule issued by CMS.

Nick Hut August 3, 2021

Healthcare leaders offer direction on key CMS inpatient proposals for FY 2022

HFMA offers direction to CMS on several of its key inpatient proposals for 2021 as many healthcare leaders have expressed concern about these proposals.

Shawn Stack June 30, 2021

In a win for hospitals, CMS removes a rate-reporting requirement from the Medicare FY22 Inpatient Prospective Payment System

An FY22 requirement for hospitals to disclose privately negotiated MA rates on their Medicare cost reports has been rescinded in the proposed rule for the Inpatient Prospective Payment System.

Nick Hut April 29, 2021

HHS should ensure 340B hospitals remain eligible despite changes in payer mix, AHA says

Hospitals participating in the 340B Drug Pricing Program could lose access due to payer mix changes stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic unless HHS issues a waiver.

Nick Hut April 1, 2021

CMS finalizes requirement for hospitals to report MA plan rates

In the FY21 IPPS final rule, CMS expanded controversial negotiated-price reporting requirements.

Rich Daly November 2, 2020

HFMA provides insight into 3 key areas of CMS’s 2021 IPPS final rule

HFMA's Chad Mulvany offers insight on key areas of the Inpatient Prospective Payment Service final rule, including market-based MS-DRG weights, Uncompensated Care DSH and Medicare bad debt requirements.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA September 9, 2020

CMS finalizes requirement for hospitals to report MA plan rates

Rich Daly September 3, 2020
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