News & Analysis

February 16, 2016
Medicare Insider

There are four newly approved Recovery Auditor issues.

February 9, 2016
Medicare Insider

This week’s updates include FY 2015 Report to Congress; expanding uses of Medicare data by qualified users; and more!

January 13, 2016
Medicare Insider

This week’s updates include changes to the FY 2016 IPPS and long term care hospital (LTCH) PPS; NCD for screening for colorectal cancer; and more!

November 4, 2015
Medicare Insider

This week’s updates include an NCD for single chamber and dual chamber permanent cardiac pacemakers; a Medicare Compliance Review of Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Inc., for 2011 and 2012; and more!

October 29, 2015
Medicare Insider

Most short-term acute-care inpatient hospital stays covered under Medicare Part A are payable under the IPPS, based upon the MS-DRG to which that case is assigned. Each FY, CMS publishes a final rule setting out the IPPS changes for that FY. The IPPS changes for FY 2016 can be found in more detail in the source authorities cited at the end of this note. 

October 1, 2015
HIM Briefings

CMS finalized changes to multiple quality measures in the fiscal year 2016 IPPS final rule, released July 31 (