IRF Final Rule FY2023

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This final rule updates the prospective payment rates for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2023. As required by statute, this final rule includes the classification and weighting factors for the IRF prospective payment system’s case-mix groups and a description of the methodologies and data used in computing the prospective payment rates […]

CY2021 Home Health Proposed Rule

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On Jun 25th CMS issued a proposed rule [CMS-1730-P] that proposes routine updates to the home health payment rates for calendar year (CY) 2021, in accordance with existing statutory and regulatory requirements. This proposed rule also includes a proposal to make permanent the regulatory changes related to telecommunications technologies in providing care under the Medicare […]

Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update FY2017

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This update also includes updates to the Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements. New quality measures are added Information regarding the Medicare Care Choices Model (MCCM) is also included. Read the Final Rule in the Federal Register for August 5, 2016  

IPPS Proposed Rule FY2015

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CMS issued a proposed rule on April 20, 2014 that would update fiscal year (FY) 2015 Medicare payment policies and rates for inpatient stays at general acute care and long-term care hospitals (LTCHs).  This rule builds on the Obama administration’s efforts through the Affordable Care Act to promote improvements in hospital care that will lead […]

Proposed Rule Updates Wage Index And Payment Rates For The Medicare Hospice Benefit

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Proposed Rule Details   BNAF phase-out.  This proposed rule would implement the fifth year of the seven-year BNAF phase-out, reducing the BNAF by 15 percent, for a total reduction of 70 percent since FY 2010. The BNAF was implemented in 1997, when the former Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), now CMS, moved from an outdated […]