On-Demand Learning

2022 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Proposed Rule Updates Webinar

Originally recorded May 21, 2021

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its proposed rule updating the inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) prospective payment system (PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2022. This CMS proposal is estimated to increase overall payments by $90 million compared to fiscal year 2021.

Megan Howard, CHA’s Vice President of Federal Policy, will provide her expertise to break down the proposed updates and ask CHA members for their feedback. She will also address CMS proposed changes to the IPF quality reporting program including:

  • COVID-19 vaccination coverage among health care personnel (HCP) measure 
  • Follow-up after psychiatric hospitalization measure
  • Removal of IPF quality reporting program measures
  • Transition to patient-level reporting for chart-abstracted measures
  • Request for information on addressing health equity

Audience
While the primary audience for this webinar would include CEOs, CFOs, CNOs, and Behavioral Directors, all CHA members interested in this topic are welcome to register.

Topics will cover CMS’ proposed changes to the:

  • Inpatient Psychiatric Facility prospective payment system for FY 2022
  • IPF quality reporting program including:
    • COVID-19 vaccination coverage among health care personnel (HCP) measure 
    • Follow-up after psychiatric hospitalization measure
    • Removal of IPF quality reporting program measures
    • Transition to patient-level reporting for chart-abstracted measures
    • Request for information on addressing health equity

Megan Howard, Vice President, Federal Policy
As Vice President, Federal Policy for CHA, Megan Howardis responsible for providing leadership on federal regulatory issues related to health care finance, quality and patient safety, and hospital and post-acute provider related issues. Based in the Washington, D.C. office, Megan works with Chad, CHA issue managers and national hospital associations on analysis and policy development for advocacy purposes.

Sheree Lowe, Vice President, Behavioral Health
Sheree Lowe has been Vice President of Behavioral Health at CHA since 2002. In this capacity, she staffs CHA’s Center for Behavioral Health (CBH) Advisory Group and represents the interests of Acute Psychiatric Hospitals (APH), behavioral health units in medical/surgical hospitals, and Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospitals (CDRH) providing both in and outpatient mental health and substance use disorder services – commonly referred to as behavioral health.