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CMS releases rule for Medicare IRF Prospective Payment System

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on May 3 released the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2018 proposed payment rule for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Prospective Payment System (PPS). The proposed rule reflects the annual update to the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) IRF payment rates and policies.

DSS mailing out Disproportionate Share Payment surveys to inpatient hospitals

The South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) is mailing out Disproportionate Share Payment surveys to inpatient hospitals. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the final Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) audit and reporting rule in the Federal Register on December 19, 2008.
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CMS issues proposed payment rule for Medicare LTCH PPS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a display copy of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2018 proposed payment rule for the Medicare Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System (LTCH PPS). The proposed rule reflects the annual update to the Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) LTCH payment rates and policies.
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IPPS and IPF rule proposes changes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a display copy of the federal fiscal year 2018 proposed payment rule for the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS). Included with the IPPS proposed rule are proposed changes to the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting (IPFQR) Program.
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SDHFMA holding annual meeting next week

The South Dakota chapter for the Healthcare Financial Management Association (SDHFMA) is holding its spring meeting in Sioux Falls next week. The event at the Hilton Garden Inn South at 5300 S Grand Circle runs Wednesday, March 22 through Friday, March 24.
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CMS merges content to main ICD-10 site

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has merged all up-to-date content from its Road to 10 website to its main ICD-10 site at cms.gov/ICD10.

AHA Annual Survey underway

The online 2016 American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Survey is now open for data submission. Packets (see letter) were mailed to hospital administrators in...

SDAHO hosts Dimensions Statewide User Group meeting

SDAHO hosted its first Dimensions Statewide User Group (SUG) meeting with collaboration with the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) to discuss inpatient/outpatient submission and reporting...

2017 Annual SDAHO Compensation and Benefits Survey

In just a couple of weeks, the 2017 Annual SDAHO Compensation and Benefits Survey collection process begins, and we wanted to notify you of...
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CMS posts Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted an updated version of the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON), which all Hospitals and...