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CMS finalizes payment and quality rules for post-acute providers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued three final rules outlining 2018 Medicare payment rates for skilled nursing facilities, hospice, and...
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Explanation of special status calculation for Quality Payment Program (QPP)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has introduced new information on qpp.cms.gov that indicates whether clinicians have “special status” which would allow...
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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...