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.