On August 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule for 2023. While IPPS updates Medicare fee-for-service payment rates and policies for inpatient hospitals, it did contain many items of interest to radiation oncology, such as new technology add-on payments, a permanent cap on wage index decreases, and information on the PPS-Exempt Cancer Hospital Quality Reporting Program and health equity issues. Read ASTRO’s summary of the final rule for more information.

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