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Care Management Weekly News Update 8/4/22

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Thu, Aug 04, 2022 @ 12:41 PM

CMS finalizes 4.3% bump for hospital inpatient payments in 2023

The Biden administration finalized a 4.3% bump for inpatient payments for the federal fiscal year 2023, an increase compared to the 3.2% that was originally proposed back in April. The rule also details health equity quality measures hospitals must now meet for participation in the Inpatient Quality Reporting program.

The In Full Health Learning & Action Community to Advance Equitable Health Innovation initiative seeks to advance equitable opportunities in health innovation investment, solution development and purchasing.

The national uninsured rate reached 8% in early 2022, a record low with 5.2 million people gaining coverage since 2020, according to a Department of Health and Human Services report released Tuesday.

The CMS is asking for public feedback on how to make the Medicare Advantage program more affordable, sustainable and equitable for enrollees, while driving better health outcomes. The agency  published a request for information to aid in future rulemaking and policy development.

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