This week's note explains and defines various policies enacted by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, including policies related to outpatient therapy caps and the use of modifier -KX; the low-volume hospital adjustment; the Medicare dependent hospital program; and more. Updated March 2, 2018 for clarity on therapy cap exclusions.
This week’s Medicare updates include new skilled nursing facility advance beneficiary notice forms, the 2019 Advanced Notice for Medicare Advantage and Part D plan changes, quarterly HCPCS drug/biological code changes, and more!
This week's note reviews two major policy changes from the OPPS and MPFS final rules: the reduction in reimbursement for 340B drugs and the reduction in the payment adjustment for non-excepted off-campus provider-based departments.
This week’s Medicare updates include the OPPS, Quality Payment Program, End-Stage Renal Disease, and Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rules; an announcement of the new Meaningful Measures initiative; a list of new Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments waived tests; and more!
On August 14, CMS published the FY2018 Inpatient Prospective Payment System Final Rule; with it came discussion and a notice in regards to the 96-hour certification requirement for critical access hospitals (CAH).
This week's note discusses the order and certification requirement for critical access hospitals (CAH), including the proposal in the FY 2018 IPPS proposed rule to reprioritize the review of CAH inpatient admissions.