In CMS
Jun 10th, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS-1629-P) to update 2016 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for hospices. The 2016 proposal would give hospices an estimated 1.3 percent ($200 million) increase in their payments. According to “2016 Hospice NPRM CMS-1629-P CMS Updates to the Wage Index and Payment ...
In Billing
Apr 17th, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to update fiscal year (FY) 2016 Medicare payment policies and rates under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS), April 17. The proposed rule, which would apply to approximately 3,400 acute care hospitals and ...
May 14th, 2014
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a proposed rule May 12 to amend the civil monetary penalty (CMP) rules at 42 CFR parts 1003 and 1005, which the agency is authorized to do under the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). ACA provides for CMPs, assessments, and exclusion for: Failure to grant OIG timely ...
In Billing
May 2nd, 2014
A final rule that could increase payments for Federally Qualitfied Health Centers (FQHC) by as much as 32 percent was released April 29, 2014 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The rule establishes a Medicare Prospective Payment System (MPPS) for FQHCs. FQHCs provide access to medical services to millions of patients in ...
In Billing
Aug 2nd, 2013
In a proposed rule published in the July 19 Federal Register, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposes payment policy and rate changes to the 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). Not surprising, the rule includes a negative 24.4 percent update to the 2014 rates used to pay physicians for services covered under ...