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Four Health Policy Takeaways in the Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) makes some health changes in cutting prescription drug costs, lowering health care costs for Americans, and defeating special interests.  This law allows the government to negotiate prices for some drugs. Previously this was prohibited.  Experts say regulating the bill will have a significant impact on providers.   The House passed the…

CMS Issued Hospital IPPS Final Rule for Fiscal Year 2023

CMS Final Rule updated the IPPS rates by 2.6% in FY 2023 compared to FY 2022.  The rule will be effective on October 1, 2022.   AHA thanked CMS for increasing the IPPS instead of cutting them as proposed. However, the association said the update still falls short regarding the healthcare needs during these times.   On…