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 ...
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Aug 30th, 2013
For the first time, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is exercising its authority under the Affordable Care Act to impose temporary moratoria on new enrollments in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Affected by the moratoria are home health agencies and ambulance providers and suppliers located in several Miami, Chicago, and Houston ...
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Aug 13th, 2010
Effective for services furnished on or after June 25, hospitals must include on a Medicare claim for a beneficiary’s inpatient stay the diagnoses, procedures, and charges for all preadmission outpatient diagnostic and nondiagnostic services that occur up to three days preceding the inpatient admission. Section 102 of the Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare ...