News & Analysis

August 11, 2015
Medicare Insider

While many providers are still digesting the IPPS Final Rule, muddling through how the OPPS Proposed Rule might impact their bottom line, and kicking rocks because the 2-midnight rule was not chucked, President Obama signed a bill into law on August 6, 2015—and it’s one providers should note. Unanimously approved by both the House and Senate earlier this year, the Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility Act, otherwise called the NOTICE Act, will not take effect until August 2016, but will certainly add one more layer to the administrative burden associated with outpatient observation services when it does.

November 25, 2014
Medicare Insider

This week’s note is about therapy caps. Click the link above for more information and an in-depth analysis.

November 1, 2014
Briefings on APCs

 Congress may be stepping in to once again delay a policy that CMS ensured would not face any more enforcement extensions.

October 21, 2014
Medicare Insider

This week’s note is about patient co-payments at CAH hospitals. Click the link above for more information and an in-depth analysis.

September 16, 2014
Medicare Insider

This week’s note is about CMS’ offer to certain hospitals regarding withdrawing appeals for partial payments. Click the link above for more information and an in-depth analysis.

July 22, 2014
Medicare Insider

This week’s note is about CAH reimbursement for outpatient services. Click the link above for more information and an in-depth analysis.

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