IHA summarizes and analyzes federal policies impacting hospital payments and operations. See Medicare Advocacy on IHA comment letters on proposed rules.
Hospitals and clinicians may apply for quality data reporting exceptions due to COVID-19. See an IHA memo with deadlines and additional information.
CMS clarified and codified longstanding Medicare bad debt policy via the FFY 2021 IPPS final rule. See IHA's fact sheet on the recent policy changes.
CMS delays the due date for several upcoming cost report submissions.
IHA closely monitors the OIG Work Plan to keep our members informed about potential changes to the healthcare landscape. This document summarizes current OIG studies members may find most pertinent.
CMS delayed the private payer data reporting period for CDLTs from applicable laboratories, including hospital outreach laboratories, as required under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014.
On Sept. 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published in the Federal Register (FR) a final rulemaking a series of changes to the Medicare conditions of participatio n(CoP).
On Sept. 30, CMS published a final rule modifying discharge process requirements as a condition of participation for hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs) and home health agencies (HHAs).
On July 18, CMS published in the Federal Register (FR) two proposed specialty care models specific to radiation oncology and end-stage renal disease (ESRD).