CMS has released the final version of Transmittal-17 (T-17) for hospital cost reports. Key differences from the T-17 draft were removal of the proposed worksheets S-12 and D-6, the proposed exhibit changes to Medicare DSH, Medicare Bad Debts, and S-10 Charity, and the exclusion of the proposed worksheet S-3 line for hospital bed increases due to COVID-19.

Be on the lookout for future articles explaining differences from T-16, including changes to Medicare Organ Acquisition for Kidneys, Wage Index, and more.

For more information on these changes, including the impact on your hospital or system, reach out to your BKD Trusted Advisor™ or submit the Contact Us form below.

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