Comments on the federal inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) rule are due June 24 at 11:59 p.m. ET. THA encourages hospitals to submit a comment letter on the area wage index through this link. Over the past 10 years, the rural floor for Tennessee has declined over 10 percent, and this adjustment will allow all acute care hospitals to invest in labor and wages that will impact future wage indexes. We need your help to let the administration know how important this is to our hospitals!
Hospitals are encouraged to use all social media outlets (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) for the next several weeks to thank the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the administration for their efforts to help hospitals in Tennessee. The platforms also can be used to thank Tennessee’s congressional delegation and other policymakers for their many years of support in encouraging CMS to change the flawed AWI system. #RethinkingRuralHealth #HealthyHospitals #AreaWageIndex
For more information, check out the THA Area Wage Index Adjustment Communication Toolkit.