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AMRPA Letter to CMS Voices Concern Over Proposed Rule

Comments submitted by AMRPA to CMS voice concern regarding changes in its proposed FY 2015 rule for the inpatient rehabilitation facility prospective payment system (IRF PPS), which it says could potentially limit patient access to key rehabilitation services provided in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital and unit.

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AMRPA Responds to MedPAC’s Site-Neutral Medicare Payment Position

A statement released by American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA) chairman Bruce M. Gans, MD, responds to the MedPAC June Report to Congress, and its recommendation to implement a site-neutral Medicare payment policy for certain conditions treated in inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, units, and skilled nursing facilities.

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CMS: Data Release Targets Consumer Transparency

Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary, recently announced the release of new, privacy-protected data regarding services and procedures provided to Medicare beneficiaries by physicians and other healthcare professionals in 2012; included in the dataset were service locations such as military treatment facilities, comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation, and skilled nursing facilities.

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Provider Network Requirement Changes May Up Facilities and Specialists Offered

According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), new rules proposed under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on March 14 include changes to provider network requirements that may help increase the number and variety of facilities, as well as specialists provided by policies in the federally managed exchanges.