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CHA Submits Comment Letter on Inpatient PPS Proposed Rule

For CEOs, CFOs, government relations staff

CHA has submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) federal fiscal year (FFY) 2021 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) proposed rule. Comments on the proposed rule are due July 10 by 2 p.m. (PT) and can be submitted electronically at www.regulations.gov.

CHA’s letter provides comments on several CMS proposals, including those related to area wage index policies, a requirement for hospitals to report certain third-party payer-negotiated rates on the cost report, Medicare disproportionate share hospital payments, and Medicare bad debt policies. CHA also comments on CMS’ proposals related to quality programs and electronic health record requirements. Members are encouraged to use CHA’s comments to assist in developing their own letters for submission.