Critical access hospitals (CAH) and rural health clinics (RHC) provide vital services to their communities, but even in the best of times they can face serious revenue challenges. Ensure these vital facilities are supported by correct, complete billing practices.
CMS issued the final rules for the 2023 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System (LTCH PPS) on August 1 and, like the proposed 2023 OPPS proposed rule, there aren’t any big surprises this year.
The 2023 OPPS proposed rule is out, and it includes some minor changes to the inpatient-only list and a proposal for a new type of hospital. CMS will now host a public comment period through September 13 before finalizing the rule in early November.
CMS released a new interim final rule with comment period that grants organizations another round of flexibilities to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 public health emergency, including permitting hospitals to bill for telehealth services and loosening restrictions on COVID-19 testing.
CMS announced blanket waivers of certain Medicare requirements to prevent gaps in care for beneficiaries affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. The agency released billing instructions and a set of Q&As.