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
  • Comment Letters
  • MEDPAC
Sep 24, 2018

CY 2019 OPPS/ASC Proposed Rule

IHA submits comments to CMS addressing specific provisions of the proposed Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System.

Sep 10, 2018

IHA Letter to CMS re: PFS and QPP

IHA comments on CMS’ proposed rule on new policies/payment rates for Medicare Physicians Fee Schedule and proposed changes to the Quality Payment Program.

Aug 31, 2018

Medicare Home Health Services Proposed Rule

Letter to CMS on the proposed rule establishing new policies and payment rates for Medicare home health services for CY2019.

Jun 22, 2018

Proposed Changes to Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation PPS

IHA comment letter to CMS re: proposed changes to the Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation Prospective Payment Systems.

Jun 22, 2018

Proposed Changes to Medicare Inpatient Acute and Long-Term Care PPS

IHA comment letter to CMS re: proposed changes to the Medicare Inpatient Acute and Long-Term Care Prospective Payment Systems.

Sep 11, 2017

Physicians Fee Schedule Payment Changes

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.

Sep 11, 2017

Outpatient PPS Payment Changes

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.

Aug 21, 2017

Quality Payment Program

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.

Jun 12, 2017

Inpatient Services Proposed Rule

IHA's comment letter identifies concerns with proposed new policies and payment rates for acute and long-term care acute hospital inpatient services.

Apr 13, 2017

WPS Polysomnography

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.

Apr 13, 2017

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.

Mar 31, 2016

Home Health Authorization

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.

Oct 04, 2018

October Meeting Comment Letter

IHA comment letter to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission addressing issues discussed at the October meeting.

Apr 05, 2018

April Comment Letter

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.

Jan 10, 2018

January Meeting Comment Letter

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.

Dec 07, 2017

December Meeting Comment Letter

IHA strongly reccomends that MedPAC adjust its final reccommended sequestration payment reduction by 2 percent in a comment letter addressing several Medicare payment policies.