CMS Finalizes Policies on Medicare DSH Calculation

As part of the federal fiscal year 2024 inpatient prospective payment system final rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) also finalized its proposal to limit how Medicaid 1115 demonstration days count for purposes of the Medicare disproportionate share hospital (DSH) calculation.  

CHA Issues Summaries of Three FFY 2024 Medicare Payment Final Rules

CHA has issued members-only summaries, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the final rules updating the Medicare payment policies and rates for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs), and hospice facilities for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2024. These regulations are effective Oct. 1.   

CMS Issues Final Payment and Policy Updates for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities and Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2024 inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system (PPS) and inpatient psychiatric facility PPS final rules. The policy and payment provisions in the final rules are effective for FFY 2024 discharges, beginning Oct. 1. CHA is reviewing the regulations and will provide […]

Proposed Rule Would Require Mental Health Parity for Health Plans

The departments of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services have released a proposed rule to improve access to mental health services by requiring health plans to make changes when inadequate access is provided.   The proposed rule reinforces the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, which requires health plans to ensure […]