Paul Pitts

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CMS Issues Final FY 2016 Medicare IPPS/LTCH Rule

On July 31, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a major final rule to update the Medicare acute hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) and the long-term care hospital prospective...more

8/7/2015 - Affordable Care Act American Taxpayer Relief Act CMS Electronic Medical Records Final Rules Healthcare Healthcare Professionals Hospitals Inpatient Quality Reporting IPPS Long Term Care Facilities Market Basket Medicaid Medicare Payment Systems Value-Based Purchasing

President Signs MACRA: Permanently Reforms Medicare Physician Reimbursement Framework, Includes Other Medicare Payment, Program...

On April 16, 2015” (MACRA), which reforms Medicare payment policy for physician services and adopts a series of policy changes affecting a wide range of providers and suppliers. Most notably, MACRA permanently repeals...more

4/17/2015 - CHIP CMS Healthcare Medicaid Medicare Physician SGR Formula Physicians Repeal

Analysis of HHS OIG Proposed Rule to Amend the Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors, CMP Rules on Beneficiary Inducements & Gainsharing...

On October 3, 2014, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a major proposed rule that would amend the safe harbors to the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and the Civil...more

10/22/2014 - Affordable Care Act Ambulance Providers Anti-Kickback Statute CMP Law Gainsharing Hospitals OIG Pharmacies Physicians Proposed Regulation Public Comment Rulemaking Process Safe Harbors

Analysis and Impact of the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014

This week, President Obama signed into law the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (the “IMPACT Act” or “Act”). The IMPACT Act’s provisions will affect a broad range of post-acute care (“PAC”)...more

10/9/2014 - Barack Obama Home Health Care IMPACT Act Inpatient Rehab Facilities Long Term Care Facilities Medicare New Legislation Quality of Care Standards Reporting Requirements Skilled Nursing Facility

OIG Proposes Rule to Implement Expanded Civil Monetary Penalty Authority under the ACA

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published a proposed rule that would amend the health care program civil monetary penalty (CMP) regulations (Proposed Rule)....more

5/21/2014 - Affordable Care Act Civil Monetary Penalty Drug Manufacturers HHS OIG Pharmaceutical Prescription Drug Coverage Prescription Drugs Proposed Regulation

President Signs Medicare Physician Fee Schedule/SGR Patch with Numerous Health Policy Provisions

In This Issue: - One-Year Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Fix - Valuation of Services Under the Physician Fee Schedule - ICD-10 Delay; LTCH Moratorium to Become Effective Immediately - Skilled Nursing...more

4/8/2014 - Barack Obama Long-Term Care Medicaid Medicare Physician Fee Schedule SNF

CMS Issues Proposed Changes to LTCH Payment Rates and Other Payment Policies for Fiscal Year 2014

On April 26, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released the proposed update to the Medicare long-term acute care hospital prospective payment system (“LTCH PPS”) policies and payment rates for fiscal...more

5/2/2013 - CMS Healthcare Hospitals Long Term Care Facilities Long-Term Care Medicare Patients Payment Plans Proposed Amendments

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