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MEDICARE PROPOSED PAYMENT RULE WOULD PROMOTE IMPROVED INPATIENT CARE

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a proposed rule that would update Medicare payment policies and rates for inpatient stays to general acute care hospitals paid under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and long-term care hospitals (LTCHs) paid under the LTCH Prospective Payment System (PPS).
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CMS ANNOUNCES POLICY, PAYMENT RATE CHANGES FOR THE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE IN 2012

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a final rule with comment period that updates payment policies and rates for physicians and nonphysician practitioners (NPPs) for services paid under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) in calendar year (CY) 2012.
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MAJORITY OF NATIONS ACUTE CARE HOSPITALS MEET QUALITY REPORTING GOALS, WILL RECEIVE FULL RATE INCREASE NEXT YEAR

The vast majority of the nation’s hospitals are reporting valuable data about the quality of the care they provide to Medicare beneficiaries and will receive a full payment rate increase of 3.3 percent next year according to an announcement today by Kerry Weems, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
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CMS PROPOSES POLICY, PAYMENT CHANGES FOR PHYSICIAN SERVICES IN 2008

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) projects that it will pay approximately $58.9 billion to 900,000 physicians and other health care professionals in calendar year (CY) 2008, under a proposed rule released today that would revise payment rates and policies under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS).
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