CHA News Article

House of Representatives to Vote Tomorrow on Revision to Budget Act HOPD Provision

The Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act (H.R. 5273) is expected to reach the House Floor for a vote tomorrow, June 7. As written, Section 603 of the 2015 Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) precludes off-campus outpatient facilities from receiving reimbursement under the outpatient prospective payment system if they were constructed after Nov. 2, 2015. H.R. 5273 would revise Section 603 to extend the grandfather provision to additional off-campus outpatient facilities that were under construction at the BBA’s enactment, provided they submit an attestation prior to Dec. 31 or 60 days after enactment, whichever is later.

The legislation would also adjust the Hospital Readmissions Reduction program to account for socioeconomic status. A summary and more specific details can be found on the CHA website