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Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Aug 13, 2021 - Notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding changes to the hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) for operating and capital-related costs of acute care hospitals for fiscal year 2022, and implements changes for the Medicare Promoting Interoperability, Hospital Value-Based Purchasing, Hospital Readmissions Reduction, Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting, Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction, the PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospital Reporting, and the Long-Term Care Hospital Quality Reporting programs. Also finalizes the May 10, 2021 interim final rule regarding rural reclassification through the Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board, among other things. This rule will be effective October 1, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Aug 4, 2021 - Notice of proposed rule revising the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Medicare Ambulatory Surgical Center (ACS) payment system for calendar year 2022, updates and refines the requirements for the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program and the ASC Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program, update Hospital Price Transparency requirements, and update and refine the design of the Radiation Oncology Model. This proposed rule also includes a request for information on the health and safety standards, quality measures and reporting requirements, and payment policies for Rural Emergency Hospitals (REHs). Comments are due by September 17, 2021.
Source: Federal Register

Last Updated: 8/3/2021