Reimbursement & Regulatory Update: Medicare Inpatient Proposed Rules


Reimbursement legislation and regulations are continuously evolving. Join John Waltko, Vice President of Regulatory and Financial Reporting for Ovation Healthcare, for an update on the new reimbursement rates and policies propped by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the Medicare inpatient annual proposed rule. The proposed new changes will impact Medicare inpatient reimbursement in the coming federal fiscal year 2025 In addition the proposed changes will affect inpatient Medicare reimbursements for forthcoming years, so it’s important for hospitals to understand and appropriately plan and budget for the proposed reimbursement changes.

Significant policy issues and material reimbursement development topics include:

  • Changes in reimbursement and payment policies or policy interpretations by CMS
  • Payment rate, uncompensated care costs reimbursement, and hospital wage index changes
  • Cost reporting developments and other payment policies proposed by CMS for the 2025 federal fiscal year that impact hospital inpatient reimbursement
  • Overview of CMS annual rule making process and key reimbursement filing dates in summer of 2024


CPE Credits


2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 


Learning Objectives

  • Review updates to the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System affecting hospital reimbursements in federal fiscal year 2024 and future years
  • Learn proposed rate increases for Medicare inpatient reimbursement systems
  • Hear updates to Uncompensated Care Costs reimbursement, Low Volume Payment Adjustment applications and other CMS reimbursement policy proposals affecting hospital inpatient reimbursements
  • Other material reimbursement changes as proposed by CMS

Who Should Attend:

  • CFOs
  • Revenue Cycle and Reimbursement Professionals
  • Hospital Finance and Accounting Department


Ovation Healthcare
Vice President, Regulatory & Financial Reporting


In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to the polling questions asked during the program and complete the evaluation.

Participants will earn 2.0 CPE credits.

  • Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advanced Preparation: None
  • Program Level: Basic
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based


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