June 23, 2017

ABA Health Law Section releases comments on proposed rule on hospital inpatient prospective payment systems

CHICAGO, June 23, 2017 — The American Bar Association Health Law Section submitted comments on the proposed rule issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) entitled, “Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2018 Rates; Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers; Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program Requirements for Eligible Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Eligible Professionals; Provider-Based Status of Indian Health Service and Tribal Facilities and Organizations; Costs Reporting and Provider Requirements; Agreement Termination Notices,” and published in the April 28, 2017, Federal Register (CMS 1677-P; 82 Fed. Reg. 19796- 20231).

The views expressed herein are presented on behalf of the section. No government attorneys or government professional participated in the drafting of submission of these comments. Accordingly, the views expressed in these comments should not be construed as representing the policy or views of any government employee who is a member of the section or its council. These comments have not been approved by the ABA House of Delegates or the Board of Governorsand, accordingly, should not be construed as representing the position of the American Bar Association.

The comments are available for review online.


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