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CMS Takes Action to Modernize Medicare Home Health

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed significant changes to the Home Health Prospective Payment System to strengthen and modernize Medicare, drive value, and focus on individual patient needs rather than volume of care.
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CMS ANNOUNCES MORE ACCURATE FY 2012 PAYMENTS FOR MEDICARE SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced a final rule reducing Medicare skilled nursing facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS) payments in FY 2012 by $3.87 billion, or 11.1 percent lower than payments for FY 2011.
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RECOVERY ACT TO FUND 12 STATE EFFORTS TO IMPROVE CARE IN AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today provided the down payment for a nationwide effort to reduce health care associated infections in stand-alone or same-day surgical centers.
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CMS PROPOSES POLICY, PAYMENT RATE CHANGES FOR SERVICES IN HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENTS AND

Hospitals would be able to bill Medicare for pulmonary and intensive cardiac rehabilitation services furnished in outpatient departments beginning January 1, 2010 under a proposed rule issued today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
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CMS RELEASES GUIDE TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO NAVIGATING MEDICARE REQUIREMENTS FOR APPROVING INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

Medicare beneficiaries and their health care providers may be able to take advantage of new advances in health care more quickly because innovators now have a new resource at their fingertips – a guide to Medicare coverage, coding, and payment issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
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CMS ADMINISTRATOR TOM SCULLY TO STEP DOWN DEC. 15

CMS Administrator Tom Scully announced today he will resign effective Dec. 15, following three years at the helm of the nation’s second and third-largest domestic programs, Medicare and Medicaid.
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