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The new rule would affect inpatient operating payments, Medicare disproportionate share hospital payments, and the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program.

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In the rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposes a disproportionate share hospital (DSH) health reform methodology to determine each state’s DSH allotment reduction for each fiscal year.

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Proposed rules would affect outpatient payment rates, reduce Medicare Part B payments to hospitals in the 340B Program, and revise site-neutral policies.

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America's Essential Hospitals provides a detailed analysis of the Quality Payment Program proposed rule for calendar year 2018.

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America’s Essential Hospitals provides an overview of community benefit requirements, which hospitals must comply, and the penalties for failure to comply.

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Three new amendments garnered enough Republican support to pass the bill in a 217-213 vote; CBO has not scored the bill since the amendments were added.

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The rule would raise inpatient operating payment rates, revise Medicare DSH payment methodology, and apply a transitional methodology for HRRP penalties.

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It requires Medicare payments for beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicaid, and other third-party payments be included in uncompensated care calculations.

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The committees on Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means passed ACA repeal and replacement bills that could affect coverage and essential hospital funding.

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The American Health Care Act offers some relief for the safety net, but the association remains deeply concerned about substantial changes to Medicaid.

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Whether you join us or support the fight from home, urge lawmakers to ensure continued coverage access and stable, equitable, sustainable Medicaid funding.

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The House plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would rescind Medicaid disproportionate share hospital cuts and impose per-capita caps on Medicaid funding.

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The proposed rule aims to provide flexibility by targeting network adequacy reviews & inclusion of essential community providers in qualified health plans.

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On February 16, a policy brief by House Republicans on how they would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was leaked in Washington. Learn more about what was included.

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A memo instructs all executive departments and agencies to temporarily halt pending regulations until incoming department or agency heads can review them.

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Jan. 18 rule finalizes additional restrictions proposed in November 2016 on the ability of states to increase or add new pass-through payments under Medicaid managed care plan contracts.

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CMS also expanded the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model to include surgical hip/femur fracture treatment.

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Essential hospitals should be equipped with key information to understand this procedural tool that likely will be used early next year to begin the process of dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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The legislation, expected to quickly receive the president's signature, includes two key advocacy goals for the association: risk adjustment of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program and partial relief from hospital outpatient department payment cuts.

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The proposed rule would codify additional restrictions, first outlined in July 2016, on the ability of states to increase or add new pass-through payments under plan contracts.

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Under the rule, CMS would increase the OPPS payment rate by 1.65 percent and provide flexibility in the meaningful use of EHRs, among other things.

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CMS provides more flexibility than previously proposed, ensuring non-grandfathered, off-campus hospital outpatient departments will be reimbursed in 2017.

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An Oct. 14 final rule establishes a new approach to physician payment required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA): the Quality Payment Program.

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In the final rule, CMS sets forth national requirements for Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers to ensure health care facilities are prepared during emergencies.

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The rule would codify the interpretation that the calculation be based on uncompensated care costs for Medicaid beneficiaries not covered by another source.

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The rule addresses the controversial two-midnight policy, Medicare DSH, the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program, Value-Based Purchasing, and more.

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Model will test new episode payment models for acute myocardial infarction and coronary artery bypass graft, as well as expansion of the current CJR model.

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The proposed rule updates the payment rate for services provided in hospital outpatient departments and provisions relating to quality reporting.

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The proposed rule would implement Section 603 of the Bipartisan Budget Act, which reduced payments for new, off-campus hospital outpatient departments.

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America’s Essential Hospitals and other hospital groups urge CMS to continue to delay the public release of overall hospital quality star ratings, arguing that the rating methodology is opaque and flawed.

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America's Essential Hospitals denounces the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services decision to limit flexibility and withhold hospital payments for new, off-campus hospital outpatient departments.

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About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.