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CHA DataSuite Releases Analysis of FFY 2024 Inpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule

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CHA DataSuite has released hospital-specific impact analyses of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2024 Medicare inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) proposed rule. They are intended to show how Medicare inpatient fee-for-service payments would change from FFY 2023 to FFY 2024 based on the policies set forth in the proposed rule.  

A detailed summary of the proposed rule is available for CHA members.  

The analysis compares the year-over-year change in operating, capital, and uncompensated care IPPS payments. It also includes breakout sections that provide detailed insight into specific policies that influence IPPS payment changes, including: 

  • Potential payment penalties under the inpatient quality reporting and electronic health record incentive programs  
  • Impact of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) adjustment to the wage index of hospitals in bottom quartile of wage index values nationally to reduce wage disparities  
  • Year-over-year impact of CMS’ 5% cap on wage index decreases from FFY 2023 
  • Quality-based payment adjustments 
  • Disproportionate share hospital uncompensated care payments  

Dollar impacts in this analysis may differ from those provided by other organizations due to differences in source data and analytic methods. 

Comments on the proposed rule are due to CMS by June 9, and can be submitted electronically by using the website’s search feature to search for file code “1785-P.” 

CHA members are invited to register for a members-only webinar on the FFY 2024 IPPS proposed rule on May 22 at 9 a.m. (PT). While this event is complimentary for CHA members, registration is required.

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