On April 29, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released their CY2022 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Proposed Rule. Within the proposed rule, there is a request for comment on potentially adding TJA PROMs to the Inpatient Quality Reporting program and possibly adding risk stratification for race, ethnicity, and other factors to quality measures. AAHKS will comment on the Proposed Rule. Read the summary.

In addition, to assist with navigating the Medicare payment structures as they change from year to year, AAHKS and our consultants Epstein Becker and Green have prepared a Medicare Payment Rates Chart. The chart summarizes the changes in Medicare payment for hip and knee surgeries from 2018-2022 (proposed) for hospital inpatient, hospital outpatient and ASC settings, as well as the physician fee schedule. Review the chart.

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