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White House OKs Final Medicare 2022 Hospital Pay for Release

July 30, 2021, 1:19 PM

A final rule setting Medicare hospital payment rates for 2022 has cleared White House review and can be published at any time by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

The proposed rule issued in April would give acute-care hospitals an overall 2.8% increase, or another $2.5 billion, in fiscal year 2022.

Long-term care hospitals would receive an extra 1.4%, or $52 million under the proposal (RIN 0938-AU44), which published May 10 in the Federal Register.

In 2019, Medicare paid acute-care hospitals $186 billion for 8.7 million inpatient stays on behalf of roughly 5.5 million beneficiaries, according to the ...

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