Medicare program final rule

Aug. 30, 2023
A rule by CMS.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a final rule on August 28, 2023.

This final rule will: revise the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for operating and capital-related costs of acute care hospitals; make changes relating to Medicare graduate medical education (GME) for teaching hospitals; update the payment policies and the annual payment rates for the Medicare prospective payment system (PPS) for inpatient hospital services provided by long-term care hospitals (LTCHs); and make other policy-related changes. This final rule also revises their regulations on the counting of days associated with individuals eligible for certain benefits provided by section 1115 demonstrations in the Medicaid fraction of a hospital's disproportionate patient percentage (DPP) used in the disproportionate share hospital (DSH) calculation.

This final rule is effective October 1, 2023. The amendments to 42 CFR 488.18(d), published at 59 FR 32120, June 22, 1994, are effective August 1, 2023.

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