OPPS Proposed Rule CY2021

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On August 4, 2020, the CMS proposed policies that aim to increase choice, lower patients’ out-of-pocket costs, empower patients, and protect taxpayer dollars. These proposed changes would build on existing efforts to increase patient choice by making Medicare payment available for more services in different sites of service and adopting policy changes under the Medicare […]

IPPS and LTCH Proposed Rule FY2018

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On April 14, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services  issued a proposed rule that would update 2018 Medicare payment and polices when patients are admitted into hospitals. The proposed rule aims to relieve regulatory burdens for providers; supports the patient-doctor relationship in health care; and promotes transparency, flexibility, and innovation in the delivery […]

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 […]

Webinar: “Analysis of the Two Midnight Rule” Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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This session is now in our Library.  Inpatient hospital admission criteria is guided by a number of rules, including the recently implemented “Two Midnight Rule”. In this session Paula Digby is joined by Regional Chief Medical Officer Carolyn St. Charles of HealthTech Management Services to discuss the implementation of this new rule.  Be sure to […]

Critical Access Hospitals: Documentation for Quality Measures

Proposed Rule to End Unnecessary Rules

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This proposed rule would reform Medicare regulations that CMS has identified as unnecessary, obsolete, or excessively burdensome on health care providers and suppliers, as well as certain regulations under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA). The comment period for this rule ends 4/8/2013. Read the text from the Federal Register for February 7, […]