Comments to CMS on a Proposed Rule Impacting Medicare Hospital Inpatient Payments

The Business Group submitted comments on a proposed rule (CMS-1752-P) supporting closing the health equity gap, opposing further delays of risk for basic-track ACO’s, and applauding repeal of 2021 requirements to use private payer data for potential revisions to relative payments under FFS Medicare.

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June 22, 2021

Specifically, the Business Group wholeheartedly supported CMS efforts to close the health equity gap and provided recommendations to improve data collection. The Business Group opposed a freeze of basic-track ACOs risk citing improving conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, the Business Group applauded CMS decision to repeal the collection of market-based rate information to update its relative payments under Medicare Severity-Diagnosis Related Group (MS-DRG) beginning in 2024, citing our 2020 comments.

Comments to CMS on a Proposed Rule Impacting Medicare Hospital Inpatient Payments

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