April 19, 2022
  • The CMS released the proposed Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule, representing a 3.2 percent increase in FY 2023 payments. The agency also wants to add health equity measures to the hospital inpatient quality reporting program, including one that tracks hospital commitment to health equity, and officially suggested the “birthing friendly” hospital designation it announced last week. (Fact sheet here; Articles here and here)