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Final rule released for FY2018 Medicare inpatient payments (IPPS)

On Aug. 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule to update the hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS)...
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FY 2018 LTCH PPS Medicare fee-for-service final rule released

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its final rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service long-term acute-care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment...

Inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPF) payment update issued for FY 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a notice updating the Medicare fee-for-service payment rates for inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs) for...

What is next for health care reform efforts?

For now, it appears the Republican led effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be set aside in favor of moving on...
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CMS proposes Medicaid DSH reduction methodology

CMS released a proposed rule on July 28th that delineates a methodology for implementing the Affordable Care Act aggregate reductions to state Medicaid Disproportionate...

Ways and Means Committee seeks provider feedback on regulatory relief

In the midst of Senate activity last week with the ACA repeal bill, Ways and Means Health Subcommittee chairman Pat Tiberi (R-OH), with support...
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Senate passes Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act

Thanks to Senators Thune and Rounds for the passage of S. 1024, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act, to overhaul the current appeals...
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New Medicare Cards

CMS is removing Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from Medicare cards to help fight identity theft and safeguard taxpayer dollars. Providers must be ready by April...

Republican leaders fail to advance ACA repeal legislation

Senate Republicans early Friday morning failed to advance a scaled-back plan or “skinny” version to overhaul the Affordable Care Act (ACA) failed by a...
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CMS proposes 2018 and 2019 payment changes for home health

The CMS proposed rule updates the home health prospective payment system (HH PPS) payment rates, including the national, standardized 60-day episode payment rates, the national...