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AHA Critiques Medicare Reimbursement Changes for Home Health

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is urging CMS to delay outlier provisions and streamline certain medical billing procedures proposed in a recent document aimed at home health facilities. Continue reading

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BREAKING: CMS finalizes controversial hospital-overpayment cut

CMS said it will keep a controversial 1.5% cut to hospital reimbursement. Hospitals expected the cuts to remain at 0.8% as they had been since 2014. Continue reading

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Obama administration pushes to change Medicare payments for heart attacks

Medicare wants to pay hospitals fixed amounts for treating heart attacks, following a move to offer set reimbursements for hip and knee replacements. Continue reading

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CMS Keeps But “Adjusts” Two-Midnight Rule

CMS proposes that physicians be allowed to make case-by-case exceptions to the rule, classifying certain short stays as inpatient for reimbursement under Medicare Part A. Continue reading

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The Brave New World without Fee-For-Service

In my personal mission to generate, paraphrase or outright steal as many snide, sarcastic, facetious, and/or generally disparaging remarks about the policies and procedures of Medicare and private payor reimbursement, I sometimes find posts or articles that simply cannot be … Continue reading

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