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Postponement of FY 2022 Application Deadline to the Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board

Per requirements at section 1886(d)(10)(C)(ii) of the Social Security Act (the Act) and 42 CFR 412.256(a)(2), September 1, 2020 is the deadline to submit an application to the Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board (MGCRB) for FY 2022 reclassifications.

These provisions require applications to be filed through OH CDMS (https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Review-Boards/MGCRB/Electronic-Filing) not later than the first day of the 13-month period preceding the Federal fiscal year for which reclassification is requested. 

Due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), under the authority of section 1135(b)(5) of the Act, CMS is postponing the September 1 deadline until 15 days after the public display date of the FY 2021 IPPS/LTCH final rule by the Office of the Federal Register. See https://www.cms.gov/files/document/summary-covid-19-emergency-declaration-waivers.pdf.

If you have questions regarding this extension or any MGCRB data or policy issues, please direct them to CMS at wageindex@cms.hhs.gov.

Toyon anticipates the extended deadline will be on or around September 15, 2020. To discuss this further, please contact Ryan Sader at Toyon Associates, Inc. 888.514.9312 or ryan.sader@toyonassociates.com

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Proposed Rules – IP PPS Acute Rules FY 2013

Federal Register – CMS-1588-P; FR 5/11/12 – Proposed rules

The proposed rules were officially released today for Inpatient Acute PPS services in FY 2013 (10/1/12 – 9/30/13).  Today marks the 45 day window for hospitals to request withdrawal of a wage index reclassification that is determined to be lower than their native CBSA. 

Unfortunately, the proposed rules are based on the wage information published in February 2012 and that does not contain complete information or all of the finalized wage data.  CMS posted the final wage index file updated through May 4, 2012 that will be used in the final rules issuance.  Hospitals have one more chance to review this information to confirm that data has been posted accurately.  Any errors found in this data must be reported to CMS by June 4, 2012.

We are in the process of creating an updated wage index file using the May 4th data and will make this available in a future news you need to know distribution.

Below are links to other summaries recently released summarizing the FY 2013 proposed rules:

Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC – 5/4/12

King & Spalding – Hospital Medicare Update – 5/9/12

Proposed Rules – IP PPS Acute Rules FY 2013

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