UPH Government & External Affairs

Regulatory Update – September 2021

by | Sep 20, 2021

UnityPoint Health recently submitted comments to CMS in four areas: Home Health, Surprise Billing, Physician Fee Schedule, and Outpatient Prospective Payment System. These rules impact Medicare reimbursement and quality measurement and have site of service implications. Click the links below to learn more about our comment letters to CMS as well as CMS’ proposed rules.

Home Health Prospective Payment System Surprise Billing: Part 1
CMS Home Health Rule 2022 CMS surprise Billing Part 1 Rule 2022

UnityPoint at Home Comment Letter

UnityPoint Health Comment Letter






Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)
CMS PFS Rule 2022 CMS OPPS Rule 2022

UnityPoint Clinic Comment Letter


UnityPoint Health Comment Letter


The Government & External Affairs team works with subject matter experts from across UnityPoint Health to review these proposed regulations and provide formal input on behalf of the system. For transparency and awareness, past UnityPoint Health comment letters are accessible on the Government & External Affairs webpage.

For more information on the CMS rule making process or if you would like to participate as a UnityPoint Health content expert, please contact Cathy Simmons, executive director of government & external affairs for UnityPoint Health or Stephanie Collingwood, government relations specialist for UnityPoint Health