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Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Medicare Fee-For-Service Improper Payment Rate is Lowest Since 2010 while data points to concerns with Medicaid eligibility

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that the Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) improper payment rate has fallen yet again, and is at its lowest level since FY 2010.
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2019 Estimated Improper Payment Rates for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Programs

The Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (IPIA), as amended by the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 and the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012, requires CMS to periodically review programs it administers, identify programs that may be susceptible to significant improper payments, estimate the amount of improper payments, and report on the improper payment estimates and the Agency’s actions to reduce improper payments in the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) annual Agency Financial Report (AFR)
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2020 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles

On November 8, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2020 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs.
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Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (CMS-1716-F)

On August 2, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that reflects the agency’s efforts to transform the healthcare delivery system through competition and innovation to provide patients with better value and results. The final rule will update Medicare payment policies for hospitals under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for fiscal year (FY) 2020. 
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Trump Administration Finalizes Policies to Advance Rural Health and Medical Innovation

Historic changes to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System mean better quality and access
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Fiscal Year 2020 Hospice Payment Rate Update Final Rule

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule (CMS-1714-F) that demonstrates continued commitment to strengthening Medicare by better aligning the hospice payment rates with the costs of providing care and increasing transparency so patients can make more informed choices.
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Fiscal Year 2020 Payment and Policy Changes for Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CMS-1710-F)

On July 31, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that updates Medicare payment policies and rates for facilities under the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System (IRF PPS) and the Inpatient Rehabilitation Quality Reporting Program (IRF QRP) for fiscal year (FY) 2020. This final rule moves the agency closer to unified post-acute care payment and updates IRF payment rates as required by statute. 
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Fiscal Year 2020 Payment and Policy changes for Medicare Skilled Nursing Facilities (CMS-1718-F)

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule [CMS-1718-F] for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Medicare payment rates and quality programs for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).
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