CHA has issued members-only draft comments on the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2024 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) proposed rule. Members should note that this is a working draft and subject to change. CHA encourages members to use the draft as a template to submit their own comment letters, which are due to the Centers […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule withdrawing the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for workers in most health care settings that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement. They include but are not limited to hospitals, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgical settings, home health agencies, and long-term care facilities.
CHA has submitted comments on the federal fiscal year 2024 inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) prospective payment system (PPS), skilled-nursing facility (SNF) PPS, and inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) PPS proposed rules. CHA encourages members to use the drafts as a template to submit their own comment letters.
CHA is reminding members that Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting period 5 opens on July 1, 2023. This reporting period covers funds received Jan. 1 through June 30, 2022. PRF recipients have until June 30, 2023, to use any funds received during this time frame to offset expenses or lost revenue related to COVID-19.
Last week, CHA issued an alert on the inadequate Medicare inpatient payment proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The deadline for members of Congress to sign a bipartisan letter asking CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to ensure next year’s Medicare payments to hospitals accurately reflect the cost of providing care has been […]
On May 19, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services updated its frequently asked questions on the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency and related waivers and flexibilities, including revised responses to questions about the use of telehealth for certain therapy services and mental health services.
CHA has issued members-only summaries, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of two proposed rules related to Medicaid programs.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued several memos updating guidance on the May 11 end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued updated frequently asked questions on the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) extending telehealth flexibilities for hospital outpatient therapies.
Congressional leaders and President Biden continue to try to find agreement on a plan to raise the federal debt limit. The borrowing limit for the federal government is set in statute and once it’s reached (known as the X date) the federal government can no longer meet its financial obligations. Once the limit is reached, […]