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 submits comments to CMS addressing specific provisions of the proposed Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System.
IHA comments on CMS’ proposed rule on new policies/payment rates for Medicare Physicians Fee Schedule and proposed changes to the Quality Payment Program.
Letter to CMS on the proposed rule establishing new policies and payment rates for Medicare home health services for CY2019.
IHA comment letter to CMS re: proposed changes to the Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation Prospective Payment Systems.
IHA comment letter to CMS re: proposed changes to the Medicare Inpatient Acute and Long-Term Care Prospective Payment Systems.
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.
IHA comment letter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission addressing issues discussed at the October meeting.
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.