Hospitals to Get $2.3 Billion Pay Hike From Medicare in 2022

Aug. 2, 2021, 10:09 PM

Medicare will pay hospitals $2.3 billion more, a 2.5% hike, for inpatient stays in 2022, under a new rule issued Monday by the Biden administration.

Overall hospital payments will increase by $3.7 billion, or 3.1%, in fiscal year 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services estimates in the rule (RIN 0938-AU44 and RIN 0938-AU56). But Medicare expects payments to hospitals for uncompensated care will decline by $1.4 billion in fiscal 2022, which accounts for the net $2.3 billion payment increase.

The CMS also expects payments to long-term care hospitals to increase by 1.1%, or $42 million in fiscal 2022, ...

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