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.
IHA's comment letter identifies concerns over a proposed rule revising payment policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and other proposed changes to Medicare Part B.
IHA opposes reduced Medicare Part B payments for drugs acquired through the 340B Drug Pricing Program and raises other concerns over proposals impacting outpatient and ambulatory surgical services.
IHA outlines support, concerns and recommendations for improvement in a comment letter regarding a proposed rule continuing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.
IHA's comment letter identifies concerns with proposed new policies and payment rates for acute and long-term care acute hospital inpatient services.
An IHA password is required to view the official response to IHA's comment letter regarding Local Coverage Determination L36839 for polysomnography and other sleep studies.
IHA's comment letter addresses Local Coverage Determination L36839 for polysomnography and other sleep studies. An IHA password is required to view this letter.
IHA's comment letter asks the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to suspend efforts to implement a prior-authorization process for home health services, which would delay needed care.
In support of efforts to improve care quality and efficiency, IHA advises MedPAC to thoroughly review and analyze its data before recommending reduced payments for low-value care services.
IHA stresses that any future financial improvements to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule must not be financed using Medicare payment reductions to hospitals or other post-acute service providers.
IHA strongly reccomends that MedPAC adjust its final reccommended sequestration payment reduction by 2 percent in a comment letter addressing several Medicare payment policies.
IHA encourages the growth of telehealth services for rural healthcare providers and encourages MedPAC to support additional services for coverage as warranted.