News to Know – Week of June 27

  • The MHA will host an educational webinar at 10 a.m. June 29 to assist hospitals in reviewing and reporting their fiscal year (FY) 2024 preliminary data recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This data is being used to develop the FY 2024 Medicare wage index, effective Oct. 1, 2023, which impacts Medicare payments in all prospective payment systems. Hospitals are encouraged to review their data and submit requests for any changes to their Medicare Administrative Contractor by Sept. 2. Login information for the Zoom event will be provided upon registration, which is required. Members should contact Crystal Mitchell at the MHA regarding registration, while other questions should be directed to Vickie Kunz at the MHA.
  • The MHA has submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding the proposed rule to update the fiscal year 2023 Medicare fee-for-service inpatient prospective payment system. The association will provide additional information and an updated hospital-specific impact analysis following release of the final rule, which is expected to occur around Aug. 1 for the Oct. 1 effective date. Members with questions should contact Vickie Kunz at the MHA.
  • The MHA has launched a new Federal Legislation and Litigation Tracker. The new resource gives users a comprehensive look at healthcare legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. The tracker provides district-specific data, allowing users to easily follow the work of lawmakers representing their area. For more information, contact Renée Smiddy at the MHA.