Reimbursement & Regulatory Update: Inpatient Prospective Payment System, Final Rule

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Reimbursement regulations are continuously published due to legislation and revised by CMS during the annual rule-making process. Staying abreast of these ongoing changes allows hospitals and other providers to ensure appropriate reimbursements are received, and new payment policies are accounted and received by hospitals.

Join John Waltko, Vice President of QHR Health Regulatory and Financial Reporting, for this reimbursement and regulatory update published in the FINAL Medicare annual Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule.

Significant material reimbursement topics include:

  • Medicare Geographic Reclassification filing due on September 1, 2022, and revisions to MGR qualification and filing requirements
  • Changes to Medicare Wage Indexes
  • Session on Graduate and Indirect Medical Education Reimbursement expansion mandated by the Consolidated Appropriations Act
  • Changes in policy, or policy interpretations, by the CMS impacting inpatient reimbursements
  • Updated reimbursement rates, Medicare uncompensated care costs and DSH reimbursement, Low Volume Payment Adjustment, Medicare Bad Debts, and innovative technology pass through reimbursements
  • Cost reporting developments and other payment policies finalized by CMS that effect the 2022 federal fiscal year reimbursements
  • Any recent federal legislation or landmark court decisions impacting Medicare inpatient reimbursement
CPE Credits

Learning Objectives

  • Review updates to the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System affecting hospital reimbursements in federal fiscal year 2022 and future years
  • Learn proposed rate increases for Medicare prospective payment systems
  • Hear updates to Uncompensated Care Costs reimbursement, Low Volume Payment Adjustment applications and other CMS policy proposals affecting hospital inpatient reimbursements
  • Determine the Medicare Uncompensated Care Reimbursement amount for the next fiscal year

Who Should Attend:

  • CFOs
  • Senior Management and Officers
  • Revenue Cycle and Reimbursement Professionals



In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to the three polling questions asked during the program and complete the evaluation.

Participants will earn up to 2.0 CPE credits.

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Prerequisites: None

Who Should Attend: CFOs, Senior Management and Officers, Revenue Cycle and Reimbursement Professionals

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

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