Special Bulletin

Aug 2, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) August 1 issued its hospital inpatient prospective payment system (PPS) and long-term care hospital (LTCH) PPS final rule for fiscal year (FY) 2023.
Aug 2, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday issued its fiscal year (FY) 2023 final rule for the inpatient and long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment systems (PPS).
Aug 1, 2022
In addition to the annual payment update required by law, the rule finalized a substantial behavioral offset that CMS states is intended to ensure the budget neutral implementation of the new PDPM case-mix system.
Jul 28, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) late yesterday issued the final rule for the inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) prospective payment system (PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2023.
Jul 28, 2022
The AHA today released a new report highlighting numerous commercial health insurer policies that compromise patient safety and raise costs.
Jul 27, 2022
The AHA released section two of a three-part series that offers immediate and longer term strategies to help hospital and health system leaders navigate workforce challenges and opportunities.
Jul 26, 2022
The AHA today published a blog post responding to a July 25 Wall Street Journal article examining hospitals’ charity care.
Jul 18, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) July 15 released its calendar year (CY) 2023 outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and ambulatory surgical center (ASC) proposed rule that would increase OPPS rates by a net 2.7% in CY 2023 compared to 2022.
Jul 8, 2022
The CMS and ASPE draft unified payment model for the four post-acute care (PAC) settings contains numerous fundamental flaws which render it unworkable for both patients and providers.