AHA yesterday urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to adjust its proposed fiscal year 2024 market basket update for inpatient psychiatric facilities to account for underpayments in FY 2022 relative to inflation.  
 
“While we appreciate certain proposed provisions in this rule, we are concerned that CMS’ proposed payment adjustment will be inadequate to support the vital services IPFs provide to their communities,” AHA wrote. “In addition, we have a number of concerns about proposals for measures to be adopted in the IPF quality reporting program.”

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