Becker's Healthcare May 25, 2023
CMS’ 2024 Inpatient Prospective Payment System would require physician-owned hospitals to satisfy all Stark Law hospital exceptions or rural provider exceptions to qualify for services referred by the physician owner or investor, Lexology reported May 23.
Here are four more things to know:
1. The rule further specifies that physician-owned hospitals cannot increase the number of operating rooms, procedures rooms and beds above the level it was licensed for as of March 23, 2010, unless granted an exception by CMS.
2. Additionally, the CMS Innovation Center found that between Oct. 1, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2022, more than 41.5 million Medicare and Medicaid patients with...