CMS Releases Inpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule: Comments Have Been Requested   

CMS released the fiscal year (FY) 2024 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule. NRHA’s full summary is available here. CMS also released a fact sheet. Key provisions include:

  • Increased IPPS payments by 2.8% overall and 3.3% for rural hospitals.
  • Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) provisions include codifying conversion guidance and allowing REHs to be Medicare Graduate Medical Education eligible sites.
  • The proposed policy that hospitals reclassified as rural must be treated like geographically rural hospitals for wage index calculations.
  •  A safety net hospital request for information.