Dec 18th, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to update fiscal year (FY) 2017 Medicare payment policies and rates under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS). The proposed rule, which CMS says would apply to approximately 3,330 acute care hospitals and ...
Dec 11th, 2015
First quarter results of the Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program show that a number of hospitals are off to a rough start in fiscal year (FY) 2016, according to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Specifically, 758 out of 3,308 hospitals will incur a 1 percent payment reduction to all Medicare discharges occurring between ...
In Coding
Aug 9th, 2012
Imagine coming home from the hospital after having brain surgery only to find out you may have been infected with a deadly disease. Here’s how I imagine that conversation would go: Hospital: “Dear Mr. Doe, we regretfully inform you that you may have been exposed to a fatal disease during your hospital stay.” Patient: “Say ...
Apr 27th, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule April 24 that would update 2013 Medicare payment policies and rates for inpatient stays to general acute care hospitals paid under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and long-term care hospitals (LTCHs) paid under the LTCH PPS. CMS Proposes 2013 Pay Rates and ...
In CMS
Aug 11th, 2011
Now consumers can access all of Medicare’s Compare tools using the Quality Care Finder—a new tool that operates much like a one-stop shopping center for comparison information on hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, and more. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the new tool in addition to an updated Hospital Compare website and ...