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Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

May 22, 2023 - Announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) of the approval of the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) as a national accrediting organization for Critical Access Hospitals that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. The approval is effective June 1, 2023, to June 1, 2027.
Source: Federal Register
May 1, 2023 - Notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & 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 2024. Contains details of changes impacting Medicare graduate medical education (GME) for teaching hospitals and inpatient hospital services provided by long-term care hospitals, among other things. This proposed rule also includes information and updates on the Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) designation. Comments are due by June 9, 2023.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 7, 2023 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released guidance on proper billing practices, designations, and conversion processes for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Emergency Hospitals (REHs). CMS updated the location requirement for CAHs, detailed the optional payment method for CAHs, and included information on the REH provider type,
Source: HealthLeaders Media

Last Updated: 5/22/2023