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Staying Ahead of the Post Pandemic RCM Curve: Final Rule, PHE, NSA, Documentation Changes, and So Much More!
December 7-8, 2022
Las Vegas, NV
The agenda can be found here.
EDPMA’s annual RCM workshop is an opportunity for a deep dive into hot topics that impact the business of emergency medicine. This year topics will include: 2023 Medicare final rule, No Surprises Act updates, rural emergency hospitals, code changes and more. This workshop is designed for anyone interested in the business of emergency medicine.
Sponsorship opportunities include the evening reception, breakfast, breaks, exhibit tables and more! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, pricing and to sign up!
We will be there too!
Join us for an EDPMA Reception on Sunday, October 2 from 6p – 7:30p in the Sierra A Room (5th Floor) at the Marriott Marquis. Bring your colleagues and others who want to learn more about EDPMA and membership. RSVP here
We’ll also be at booth #704, stop by and say hi!
The Emergency Department Practice Management Association (EDPMA) is concerned about health plans’ systemic and drastic reductions in emergency medicine physician reimbursement and threats to physician group contracts under their misinterpretation of the No Surprises Act. To read the full letter click HERE.
This afternoon, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the calendar year (CY) 2023 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule. While physician payments under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule continue to be cut due to statutory budget neutrality provisions, CMS proposes to increase hospital outpatient payments by 2.7%.
Also included in this proposed rule are several new provisions for Rural Emergency Hospitals (REHs). Congressionally-created in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, REH is the new enrollment designation for hospitals that “were CAHs [critical access hospitals] or rural hospitals with not more than 50 beds, participating in Medicare, as of the date of enactment” (December 27, 2020) and wish to convert to and enroll in Medicare as an REH. REHs must provide emergency and observation care. As you will recall, we recently announced a proposed rule directed at the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for REHs. The provisions included here in the CY 2023 OPPS proposed rule are directed at REH enrollment, payment, and quality reporting. A CMS fact sheet on REHs is available here. CMS notes that it will finalize the REH CoPs with the enrollment, payment, and quality reporting provisions later this Fall.
For those interested in more details, CMS also issued a related press release and fact sheet.
EDPMA will continue to review all of the provisions of the rule and provide additional details. EDPMA plans to file comments on the proposed rule by the September 13, 2022 deadline.