AHA Comments on Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Proposed Rule For FY 2022

June 7, 2021

American Hospital Association comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) prospective payment system (PPS) proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2022.

We support several of the IPF proposals, including alignment of certain provisions of the teaching policy with those used in the inpatient setting as well as the proposed removal of certain chart-abstracted quality measures. In addition, we value the opportunity to respond to CMS’ various requests for information (RFIs) on health equity. We have concerns, however, with the proposals to adopt two quality measures, and thus strongly urge CMS to reconsider adopting these measures into the IPF quality reporting program at this time. View the entire letter below. 

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