On April 24, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) fiscal year 2019 proposed rule for acute and long-term care hospitals. This summary by the AAHKS advocacy partner, Epstein Becker & Green, covers proposals that may be relevant to AAHKS members’ surgical practice, as well as other initiatives that are significant to hospitals and the health industry more broadly. CMS will accept comments on this proposed rule through June 25, 2018. AAHKS is commenting and will share the comment letter in an upcoming AAHKS News. Read the summary.