The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its final rule updating the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) prospective payment system (PPS) for calendar year (CY) 2022. In addition to ESRD PPS payment rates updates, the rule includes changes to the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP) and to the ESRD Treatment Choices Model to address health equity. The rule is effective Jan. 1, 2022. CMS finalizes an ESRD PPS base rate of $257.90 […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released the January 2022 public reporting hospital data for preview through Nov. 18. CHA encourages hospitals to thoroughly review the data, as it will be publicly reported on the Care Compare website in January 2022. The preview period is for hospitals and facilities participating in the hospital inpatient quality reporting, hospital outpatient quality reporting, […]
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation issued a white paper outlining its strategic direction for the next 10 years. According to the Center, the goal of the new strategy is to achieve equitable outcomes through high-quality, affordable, person-centered care, carried out through five strategic objectives: Drive accountable care Advance health equity Support innovation Address affordability Partner to achieve system transformation Additional information is available in an FAQ document and on the Innovation Center […]
As part of its Perinatal Mental Health (PMH) Learning Community, the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) will host a free webinar on Oct. 21 from noon to 1 p.m. (PT) on breastfeeding and perinatal mental health. The webinar, which will be led by perinatal health and mental health advocate and consultant Nakeisha Robinson, MA, LMFT, will discuss the role that breast/chestfeeding plays in perinatal mental health and identify ways to support breast/chestfeeding for individuals struggling with mental health disorders. The PMH Learning Community is HQI’s program aimed at strengthening […]
CHA has issued a detailed summary of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) final rule. The policy and payment provisions in the final rule are effective for FFY 2022 discharges, beginning Oct. 1.
CHA has submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the calendar year 2022 outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) proposed rule.
CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment system final rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The policy and payment provisions in the final rule are effective for FFY 2022 discharges, beginning Oct. 1.
CHA has issued a members-only copy of draft comments on the calendar year (CY) 2022 outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) proposed rule. CHA encourages members to use the draft as a template for their own comments, which are due to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) by 2 p.m. (PT) on Sept. 17.
Hospital food is known for being bland and uninspired, but one chef is throwing out that tired recipe. Meet the chef who’s transforming hospital food. He’s buying local to bring patients, staff, and hospital visitors farm-to-fork tastes.
In the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2022 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS)/long-term care hospital (LTCH) PPS final rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) finalized a measure suppression policy for several hospital reporting programs. The policy is in response to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).