Opportunity to Apply for FTE Cap Slots Due to Hospital Closures
February 19, 2021
CMS has used the CY 2021 OPPS Final Rule to announce another two rounds of applications for Section 5506 of the Affordable Care Act, FTE redistribution of cap slots from closed hospitals, Round 18 and Round 19. Applications must be received by CMS’s Central Office by March 29, 2021; it is not sufficient for applications to be postmarked by this date.
Applications for Round 18 are a result of the closure of Westlake Community Hospital, located in Melrose Park, IL. There will be 39.28 DGME FTE cap slots and 36.33 IME FTE cap slots distributed.
Applications for Round 19 are a result of the closure of Astria Regional Medical Center located in Yakima, WA. There will be 13.02 DGME FTE Cap slots and 12.03 IME FTE cap slots distributed.
A copy of the final CY 2021 OPPS final rule can be found at the following link: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-12-29/pdf/2020-26819.pdf