CMS Releases Proposed FY 2022 IPPS Payment Rule 

In addition to the four proposed fiscal year (FY) 2022 payments rules released earlier this month, CMS has released the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH) proposed rule (Federal Registry Notice). It includes proposals on how to implement new Graduate Medicare Education (GME) provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) of 2021, including how to distribute additional GME slots for rural residency training programs. The proposed rule also includes two Requests for Information: one on ways to attain health equity for all patients, and the other on the use of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standards to digitally submit quality information.