Tracker Entry #: 27
Document Category: Proposed Rule
Citation/Location:

86 FR 19480/ pp 19480-19529


Relevant Dates:

Published 4/13/2021


Agency Actions: Comment Solicitation- Due by June 7, 2021
Summary:

This proposed rule would update the prospective payment rates, the outlier threshold, and the wage index for Medicare inpatient hospital services provided by Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities (IPF), which include psychiatric hospitals and excluded psychiatric units of an Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) hospital or critical access hospital. This rule also proposes to update and clarify the IPF teaching policy with respect to IPF hospital closures and displaced residents and proposes a technical change to the 2016-based IPF market basket price proxies. In addition, this proposed rule would update quality measures and reporting requirements under the Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Quality Reporting (IPFQR) Program. These changes would be effective for IPF discharges occurring during the Fiscal Year (FY) beginning October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022 (FY 2022).


Analysis/ Additional Details:

In commenting, please refer to file code CMS-1750-P. Comments, including mass comment submissions, must be submitted in one of the following three ways (please choose only one of the ways listed):

1. Electronically. You may submit electronic comments on this regulation to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the “Submit a comment” instructions.

2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following address ONLY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS-1750-P, P.O. Box 8010, Baltimore, MD 21244-8016. Please allow sufficient time for mailed comments to be received before the close of the comment period.

3. By express or overnight mail. You may send written comments to the following address ONLY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS-1750-P, Mail Stop C4- 26-05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850.

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/04/13/2021-07433/medicare-program-fy-2022-inpatient-psychiatric-facilities-prospective-payment-system-and-quality?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=subscription+mailing+list&utm_source=federalregister.go