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Healthy Outcomes: Proposed Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) changes for fiscal year 2024

Changes effective Oct. 1, 2023

On this episode of Healthy Outcomes, our host Mark Ross interviews Baker Tilly’s Keith Hutcheson, Principal, and Brian Restivo, Senior Manager in Baker Tilly’s acute care reimbursement practice. Together, they discuss the proposed rule issued in April 2023 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for federal fiscal year (FY) 2024 related to the hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS). 

 Topics of discussion include:  

  • A comparison of the FY 2024 proposed rule to the FY 2023 final rule  
  • Significant issues impacting wage index for FY 2024 
  • Changes to medical education and allied health programs  
  • Reimbursement provisions included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA 2023)  
  • Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments – reduction scheduled to occur Oct. 1, 2023 
  • Capital DSH win for hospitals reclassified from urban to rural 

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Brian Restivo, MBA, CHFP 

Brian is a senior manager in Baker Tilly’s healthcare practice. With more than 14 years of industry experience in governmental reimbursement for three large integrated health systems, Brian brings significant provider-based experience to Baker Tilly’s healthcare clients. Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Brian served as Director of Revenue and Reimbursement at OhioHealth. 

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