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HHS Seeks to Ease Burden of Hurricane on Health Care Organizations

As Hurricane Harvey continues to have a devastating impact throughout Southeast Texas, Louisiana and the Southeast, our thoughts are with the hundreds of thousands struggling through this difficult time....more

CMS Releases MACRA Proposed Rule for 2018

On June 20, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule entitled, "Medicare Program; CY 2018 Updates to the Quality Payment Program." CMS proposes changes for the second year (2018) of the...more

CMS Proposes to Eliminate Therapy-Driven SNF Reimbursement

It should come as no surprise to anyone working with skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) that CMS has been exploring ways to adjust its current payment model to reduce or eliminate skilled therapy utilization as the primary...more

HHS Publishes Final Rule Overhauling the Medicare Appeals Process

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published its final rule revamping the Medicare appeals process at the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) level on January 17, 2017. The final rule extensively revises federal...more

CMS Issues Final Rule Outlining FY 2017 Medicare Payment Policies and Rates for SNF PPS

On July 29, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule outlining FY17 Medicare payment policies and rates for the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS). The rule has...more

8/11/2016  /  CMS , Health Care Providers , PAMA , SNF

Big Payment Changes Revealed In New Medicare Part B Drug Payment Test

On March 8, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled a new Part B Drug Payment Model that, if implemented, would represent a radical change in Medicare reimbursement for outpatient drugs. The...more

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