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CHA Comments on IPPS Proposed Rule

What’s happening: CHA asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to increase the payment update in comments on the federal fiscal year 2025 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) proposed rule. 

What else to know: Members are encouraged to use CHA’s letter as a template to submit comments, which are due on June 10. 

In the letter, CHA raises concerns about the proposed market basket update and urges CMS to: 

  • Provide an adequate payment update in the final rule 
  • Make the Transforming Episode Accountability Model (TEAM) voluntary 
  • End the area wage index bottom quartile policy 
  • Revise uncompensated care disproportionate share hospital factors 
  • Revise acute care hospital and long-term care fixed-loss outlier thresholds 
  • Revise methodology used to calculate the labor-related share for long-term care hospitals 
  • Reconsider the use of attestation-based structural quality measures 
  • Not finalize significant increase to electronic clinical quality measure reporting requirements 

Comments can be submitted online by 2 p.m. (PT) on June 10 and must include “CMS-1808-P” in the subject line.  

CHA thanks members for their input that helped inform comments.