Sep 6th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised MLN Matters Number SE17020, “Hurricane Harvey and Medicare Disaster Related Texas Claims,” to include new information about Texas disaster relief efforts. On Aug. 26, following President Trump declaring a major disaster exists in Texas, Secretary Price of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services authorized ...
In CMS
Aug 10th, 2017
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) says noncompliance of the three-day rule continues to cost Medicare millions of dollars, every year. In 2013-14, National Government Services (NGS), alone, reportedly overpaid New England providers an estimated $1.3 million. This estimate is based on a stratified random sample of 129 nonphysician outpatient services furnished within three days ...
In CMS
Jul 17th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed policy and rate changes for the Hospital Outpatient, Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems.  Commonly called OPPS and ASC, these systems are updated annually and the proposed version, “reflects a broader strategy to relieve regulatory burdens for providers; support he patient-doctor relationship in healthcare; a...
May 30th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) wants your comment on the FY 2018 Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Long Term Acute Care Hospital Proposed Rule by June 13, 2017. Submit a Formal Comment by 5 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 13. You can submit comments in several ways: By electronic submission through the “submit a formal comment” instructions on ...
Apr 20th, 2017
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) extended the Medicare-dependent, Small Rural Hospital (MDH) program, but like previous statutes before it, only temporarily. Beginning Oct. 1, 2017, the MDH program will no longer be in effect. The Effect on Hospitals The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) explains in the 2018 ...