Tag: CAH

FY 2021 IPPS Proposed Rule: CMS Defers Discussion on Hospital Star Ratings but Provides Updates on Other Hospital Quality Programs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released proposed updates to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2021, including updates to the various hospital quality programs. CMS is not providing an update t...

HHS Distributes $22B to Hotspots and Rural Providers

On May 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced additional funding details for two previously announced distributions from the Provider Relief Fund: hospitals in areas heavily affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pa...

CMS Suspends the Advance Payment Program for Part B Suppliers

On April 26, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it is suspending its Advance Payment Program to Part B suppliers effective immediately. CMS will not be accepting any new applications for the Advance Payment Program an...

CMS Expands Accelerated Payment Program

On March 28, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an expansion of its accelerated payment program to help provide financial relief to Medicare providers and suppliers affected by COVID-19. This announcement was relea...

Updated eCQM Specifications and Materials for 2020 Reporting Now Available

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted the electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) specifications for the 2020 reporting period for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals, and the 2020 performance period for Elig...

Now Available: Medicare Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception Applications for Hospitals and CAHs

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires that all eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) use 2015 edition certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) to meet the requirements of the Promoting Interopera...