CMS Issues Final Rule Related to Medicare Advantage Days in Disproportionate Share Calculation
On June 7, CMS issued a final rule related to the treatment of Medicare Advantage days for the purpose of calculating a hospital’s disproportionate patient percentage. The rule is in response to the Supreme Court ruling in Azar v. Allina Health Services and applies to cost reporting periods starting before fiscal year 2014. CHA is […]
Federal Medicaid Proposed Regulations — Participant Information
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Federal Medicaid Proposed Regulations Webinar
CHA is hosting a webinar featuring Chad Mulvany, Vice President of Federal Policy, and Robert Ducay, Vice President of Policy. Both experts will discuss their insights and potential impacts related to these proposals. They will answer any questions you have about these proposed rules.
CHA Issues Draft Comments on IPPS Proposed Rule
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 […]
CMS Removes COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Health Care Workers
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 Comments on FFY 2024 IRF, SNF, and IPF PPS Proposed Rules
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.
AHA Issues Member Advisory as Debt Ceiling Negotiations Continue
As noted in CHA News last week, hospitals’ Medicare and Medicaid payments are at risk if an agreement to raise the nation’s borrowing limit, known as the debt ceiling, isn’t reached. As negotiations continue between President Biden and Speaker McCarthy, our national partners at the American Hospital Association have put together this Member Advisory to […]
Deadline Extended to Ask Congress and CMS to Fix Inadequate Medicare Inpatient Payment Proposal
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 […]
Breaching the Debt Ceiling Will Likely Impact Medicare and Medicaid Payments
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, […]
May 26th Deadline to Review Medicare Wage Index Public Use File
CHA is reminding members that hospitals have until May 26 to verify their data and submit correction requests with supporting documentation to both the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and their Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) to: