Medicare

IHA is focused on protecting the Medicare program from drastic funding cuts and harmful reforms. Additional cuts would force Illinois hospitals to cut services, reducing patients’ access to care.

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The Impact of Medicare in Illinois

2.1m Medicare beneficiaries
40.2% of inpatient admissions
29.7% of outpatient visits
Jun 07, 2021

Comments on FFY 2022 IPF Proposed Rule

IHA submitted comments urging CMS to pursue National Quality Forum endorsement of proposed quality program measures.

Jun 07, 2021

Comments on FFY 2022 IRF Proposed Rule

IHA submitted comments requesting CMS continue monitoring public reporting of quality data impacted by COVID and ensure adequate resources for PAC providers transitioning to electronic standards.

Jun 07, 2021

Comments on FFY 2022 SNF Proposed Rule

IHA submitted comments urging CMS to delay and phase-in recoupment of overpayments made to SNF providers in FFY 2020, and explore revisions to the SNF VBP.

Oct 05, 2020

Comments on CY 2021 PFS Proposed Rule

IHA submitted comments urging CMS to use its authority and influence to indefinitely maintain and expand telehealth access granted during the public health emergency.

Oct 05, 2020

Comments on Treatment of Medicare Part C Days in Disproportionate Patient Percentage

IHA submitted comments objecting to his proposed rule, as it retroactively imposes a rule that the Supreme Court of the United States determined invalid.

Oct 05, 2020

Comments on CY 2021 OPPS Proposed Rule

IHA submitted comments addressing supervision levels, 340B payments, prior authorization policies, discontinuation of the inpatient only list, and Overall Star Ratings changes.

Jul 09, 2020

Comments on FY 2021 IPPS Proposed Rule

IHA submitted comments addressing CMS’ proposed utilization of hospital price transparency rule data, certain proposed changes to Medicare bad debt policies, and worksheet S-10 audits.

Apr 06, 2020

Comments on Medicare Advantage Proposed Rule

IHA submitted comments urging CMS to forgo proposals that would allow MA plans to assemble narrower provider networks.

Apr 02, 2020

Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program FAQs

IHA provides new, updated information on the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program amid COVID-19. See our FAQs.

Nov 29, 2019

Comments on Proposed 340B Provider Survey

IHA commented on the proposed collection of 340B provider acquisition costs.

Nov 21, 2019

340B Guidance and Template Letter

IHA recommends 340B covered entities preserve their right to appeal current/future Medicare claims involving 340B drugs reimbursed at any level below the statutorily prescribed rate since Jan. 2018.

Sep 27, 2019

OPPS Price Transparency Comments

IHA commented on on the proposed rule that would establish new price transparency requirements.

Sep 16, 2019

IHA Submits Comments to CMS on Proposed Rule Establishing Two New Specialty Care Models

IHA submitted comments to CMS on the the proposed rule establishing two new specialty care models specific to
radiation oncology and end-stage renal disease.

Nov 19, 2018

IHA Comment Letter: 340B Ceiling Prices

Comment letter to the Health Resources and Services Administration encouraging the agency to publish its final rule in time to meet the Jan. 1, 2019 proposed date.

Nov 16, 2018

340B Drug Ceiling Price Effective Date

Comments due to HRSA by Nov. 23