In late June, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) submitted a comment letter in response to the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule, which was issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in May. The letter focuses on key elements of the rule, including proposals to update policies related to Medicare graduate medical education for teaching hospitals, annual payment rates for operating room (OR) and non-OR procedures, and changes to various hospital quality programs. The ACS’ comments also offer feedback for the agency’s requests for information, including recommendations and considerations for ways to address the health equity gap in Medicare quality programs and how to best support CMS’ goals to transition to digital quality measurement.
Read the comment letter. For more information about the proposed rule and the College’s comments, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.