Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Finalize Rural Emergency Hospital Medicare Policies

November 10, 2022

CMS finalizes rural emergency hospital Medicare policies

CMS recently finalized policies for rural emergency hospitals in its final Outpatient Prospective Payment System rule. Through the rule, HHS aims to continue the Biden-Harris administration’s progress in promoting rural health equity. Additionally, the administration is trying to jump start a Medicare program that pays health providers based on patient outcomes rather than by how many services they perform. Your chance to learn how to effectively advocate for health policy and become a leading rural health stakeholder is Feb. 7-9 at NRHA’s 34th Rural Health Policy Institute. NRHA is accepting presentation proposals through Dec. 8 and research posters through Feb. 9 for the association’s 28th Health Equity Conference May 16 in San Diego, Calif.