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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...

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)...

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...

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...

MedPAC recommends Medicare payment system refinements in June report

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has issued its June report to Congress, offering recommendations on refinements to Medicare payment systems and issues affecting...

Webinar: Lost in Translation

Overview The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act helps assess the health status of individuals as they transition between acute and post-acute care...

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.

CMS revisiting guidance on “shared space” arrangements

In many South Dakota communities, hospitals have developed “shared space” arrangements with other providers, such as visiting specialists, to ensure access to care. These...

MedPAC issues March report to Congress

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has released its March report to Congress.