In a recent congressional report, the Senate Special Committee on Aging assesses the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s (CMS) attempts to curb improper payments.
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.
The National Transitions of Care Coalition (NTOCC) recently announced its support for Medicare Transitional Care Act of 2014, legislation designed to improve transitions of care for the Medicare beneficiaries at the highest risk for readmission during their transition from a hospital setting to their home, skilled nursing facility, or next point of care.
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.
The APTA reports that CMS has implemented a variety of fixes intended to decrease the number of rejects in the processing of functional limitation reporting (FLR) claims.
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.
The Coalition for ICD-10, an alliance of hospitals, health plans, professional associations, coding experts, and vendors, recently requested the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish October 1, 2015 as the new ICD-10 date.
The AAC Institute is asking for support to urge the White House, Congress, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to exempt Speech Generating Devices (SGDs) from all rental requirements and remove SGDs from the capped rental rule that takes effect April 1.
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.
Legislation designed to reinforce the repeal of Medicare’s sustainable growth rate (SGR) and other enhancements in healthcare delivery has reportedly gained backing from the American Medical Association (AMA).