Advisory

Jul 2, 2019
PLEASE NOTE: This previously issued Advisory has been updated to reflect that, as urged by AHA, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has granted additional time for hospitals and health systems to ensure that they comply with these “exact match” requirements. (Updated text is…
Jun 12, 2019
n an effort to ensure correct payment for services furnished in off-campus provider-based departments of hospitals, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services soon will be enacting changes for outpatient prospective payment system providers that have multiple locations.
May 16, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released proposed guidelines around hospital co-location arrangements. The draft guidance seeks to clarify how CMS and state surveyors will evaluate co-location arrangements for compliance with the Medicare conditions of participation.
May 15, 2019
The AHA released a detailed summary of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ hospital inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule for fiscal year 2020.
May 10, 2019
On April 23, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued its fiscal year 2020 proposed rule for the inpatient and long-term care hospital prospective payment systems. Comments on the rule are due to CMS by June 24. This AAHA advisory covers the rule’s LTCH-related provisions.
May 10, 2019
On April 17, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released its fiscal year 2020 proposed rule for the inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system. Comments on the rule are due June 17. The final rule is expected around Aug. 1 and will take effect Oct. 1. 
May 7, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April 18 issued a proposed rule for the inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) prospective payment system (PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2020. CMS will accept comments on this rule through June 17. Key Takaways: The proposed changes would:…
May 3, 2019
The Issue The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April 19 released draft revised guidance to clarify its ligature risk policy, which pertains to environmental safeguards for patients at risk of harm to self or others.
May 1, 2019
On Oct. 24, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act of 2018 (P.L. 115-271).