The CY2023 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Proposed Rule Has Requested Comments

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released proposals to update payment policies for the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System for the calendar year 2023.  In addition, CMS seeks public input on proposed quality, payment, and enrollment policies for the new provider type, Rural Emergency Hospitals.  They address how they will respond to the recent Supreme Court ruling regarding the 340B prescription drug program.  CMS also seeks comment on designating mental health services furnished remotely to beneficiaries in their homes as a covered outpatient service for hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals.

Comments are due by September 13.