Each year, CMS publishes updates to the regulations for inflation factors, wage index adjustments, and other patient-care-related payment adjustments. This year, CMS proposes to structure the polices to:
Close health care equity gaps
Assist in supporting greater access to life-saving treatment during the public health emergency (PHE)
Build on hospitals’ readiness to respond to public health threats
Below is an overview of the FY 2022 IPPS, including proposed changes and other relevant updates.