The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed rule changes for fiscal year 2023. There are several reporting changes that impact hospitals of varying sizes. The public health emergency is expiring and CMS is proposing to reduce the reporting requirement across multiple programs. CMS is looking to understand the administrative and financial burden to hospitals from the current public health emergency COVID-19 reporting requirements and will use the information to help guide the changes for reimbursement-related policies. The FY 2023 proposed rule listening session is scheduled for next week and organizations have until June 17 to submit formal recommendations/commends through the Federal Register Site.
The program changes will impact the hospital readmissions reduction program, hospital inpatient quality reporting (IQR) program, the hospital value-based purchasing (VBP) program, hospital-acquired condition (HAC) reduction program, the long-term care hospital quality reporting program (LTCH QRP) and the PPS-exempt cancer hospital reporting (PCHQR) program. (Serena Chai)