On September 6, KHA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the calendar year (CY) 2017 hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) proposed rule that would implement site-neutral provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BiBA).
Kentucky's hospitals are opposed to CMS' site-neutral proposal because the rule would not only apply to new off-campus outpatient facilities but also to existing hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) that expand services or relocate to benefit their communities by lowering payment.
For a full copy of KHA's comments, members may visit the Policy page of the Advocacy section of www.kyha.com.
If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Galvagni at KHA (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Post Office Box 436629
Louisville, Kentucky 40253-6629