CHA News Article

CMS Final Rule Extends LVH and MDH Payments Through FFY 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the attached final rule extending payment adjustments for the low-volume hospitals and the Medicare dependent hospitals program through Sept. 30, 2014, as required by the Protecting Medicare Access Act of 2014. CMS previously issued a final rule extending the payments through March 31, 2014, as required by the Pathway for SGR Reform Act of 2013. CMS proposed changes for the first half of federal fiscal year (FFY) 2015, beginning Oct. 1, 2014, in the FFY 2015 inpatient prospective payment system proposed rule.