OIG Work Plan 2016

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The Work Plan describes the primary objectives and provides for each review its internal identification code and the year in which OIG expects one or more reports to be issued as a result of the review. Get the PDF (80 pages)

OPPS Final Rule 2016

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The 2016 OPPS Final Rule (effective January 1, 2016) is now available. Here’s the first paragraphs: This final rule with comment period revises the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and the Medicare ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system for CY 2016 to implement applicable statutory requirements and changes arising from our continuing experience […]

FY2016 Proposed Rule: Discharge Planning (Hospitals, CAH, HHA)

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This proposed rule would revise the discharge planning requirements that Hospitals, including Long-Term Care Hospitals and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, Critical Access Hospitals, and Home Health Agencies must meet in order to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The proposed rule would also implement the discharge planning requirements of the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation […]

IPPS Final Rule FY2016

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CMS has released updates to the FY2016 Final Rule published August 17, 2015. Both the FY2016 IPPS Final Rule (August 17, 2015) and the corrections (October 5, 2015) are available. Description: We are revising the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for operating and capital-related costs of acute care hospitals to implement changes arising […]

Health IT Certification 2015

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This document will be published in the Federal Register on October 16, 2015. The currently available copy is in .pdf format. This final rule finalizes a new edition of certification criteria (the 2015 Edition health IT certification criteria or “2015 Edition”) and a new 2015 Edition Base Electronic Health Record (EHR) definition, while also modifying […]

Meaningful Use – Stage 3

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This document was published in the Federal Register on October 16, 2015. The currently available copy is in .pdf format. This final rule with comment period specifies the requirements that eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must meet in order to qualify for Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive […]

IRF PPS Final Rule FY2016

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This final rule updates the prospective payment rates for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) for federal fiscal year (FY) 2016 as required by the statute. As required by section 1886(j)(5) of the Act, this rule includes the classification and weighting factors for the IRF PPS’s case-mix groups and a description of the methodologies and data used […]

OPPS Proposed Rule 2016

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This proposed rule would revise the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and the Medicare ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system for CY 2016 to implement applicable statutory requirements and changes arising from our continuing experience with these systems.  In this proposed rule, we describe the proposed changes to the amounts and factors used […]

CPT® Errata 2015

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