May 4, 2023
CMS Issues FY 2024 IPPS/LTCH PPS Proposed Rule
On April 6, 2024, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to update fiscal year (FY) 2024 Medicare payment policies and rates under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS).
The FY 2024 IPPS/LTCH PPS proposed rule went on display at the Office of the Federal Register Public Inspection Desk and www.federalregister.gov on April 6, 2023, and was published today May 1, 2023. To view the published version of the FY 2024 IPPS/LTCH PPS proposed rule, go to the following web address and click on PDF under Printed Version: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/05/01/2023-07389/medicare-program-proposed-hospital-inpatient-prospective-payment-systems-for-acute-care-hospitals
Proposed changes to the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and other quality reporting programs are included in the regulation. Details regarding proposals for various quality reporting programs can be found on the pages listed below:
- Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) pp. 27024
- Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program pp. 27024 – 27051
- Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program pp. 27051 – 27055
- Hospital IQR Program pp. 27078 – 27117
- PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting (PCHQR) Program pp. 27117 – 27138
- Promoting Interoperability Program pp. 27155 – 27173
CMS will accept comments on the FY 2024 IPPS/LTCH PPS proposed rule until June 9, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time and will respond to comments in the FY 2024 IPPS/LTCH PPS final rule, to be issued by August 1, 2023. Comments can be submitted electronically or via regular mail or express/overnight mail. Please review the FY 2024 IPPS/LTCH PPS proposed rule for specific instructions for each method and submit using only one method.
For further assistance regarding the information, please contact the Inpatient Value, Incentives, and Quality Reporting (VIQR) Outreach and Education Support Team at https://cmsqualitysupport.servicenowservices.com/qnet_qa?id=ask_a_question or (844) 472-4477.