A pair of House lawmakers yesterday introduced a “Dear Colleague” letter seeking critical changes to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ hospital inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule for fiscal year 2023 to more accurately reflect the cost of providing hospital care to patients. Reps. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., and Carol Miller, R-W.Va., are spearheading the House letter; a counterpart letter in the Senate was first circulated Friday by Sens. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Kevin Cramer, R-N.D. The deadline for signatures on the House letter is July 22; the Senate letter’s deadline is July 21. 

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