Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Finalized Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2023 Rates; Quality Programs and Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program  

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule for inpatient and long-term care hospitals that builds on the Biden-Harris Administration’s key priorities to advance health equity and improve maternal health outcomes. As required by statute, the fiscal year (FY) 2023 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS) rule updates Medicare payments and policies for hospitals, drives high-quality, person-centered care, and promotes fiscal stewardship of the Medicare program. In addition, the rule finalizes new measures to encourage hospitals to build health equity into their core functions. These actions will improve care for people and communities who are disadvantaged or underserved by the health care system. The final rule went on display at the Federal Register and will be available at:

Both rules were provided by CMS late afternoon on Monday, August 1st with publication in the Federal Register scheduled for August 10th

The unpublished PDF document, 2087 pages in length, is available here. The corresponding Fact Sheet is found here; the CMS Press Release here.