CMS Wants To Add COVID-19 Vaccinations To Inpatient Psych Reporting

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / April 7, 2021 at 9:50 PM
CMS plans to modify the inpatient psychiatric facilities’ quality reporting program by adding a measure that assesses COVID-19 vaccination rates among health care personnel and another that expands who can provide follow-up care for patients hospitalized with a mental illness, according to a proposed rule unveiled Wednesday (April 7) that would also increase next year’s pay for the facilities. CMS’ rule would increase the fiscal 2022 pay for inpatient psychiatric facilities by the same amount the agency did last year...

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