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Medicare proposes fiscal year 2019 payment & policy changes for skilled nursing facilities

On April 27, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule [CMS-1696-P] outlining proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Medicare payment updates and proposed quality program changes for skilled nursing facilities.
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Final Fiscal Year 2018 Payment and Policy Changes for Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CMS-1671-F)

On July 31, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule outlining fiscal year (FY) 2018 Medicare payment policies and rates for the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System (IRF PPS) and the IRF Quality Reporting Program (IRF QRP). The FY 2018 final policies are summarized below.
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Medicare finalizes fiscal year 2018 payment & policy changes for skilled nursing facilities

On July 31, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule [CMS-1679-F] outlining Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Medicare payment rates and quality programs for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).
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Medicare proposes fiscal year 2018 payment & policy changes for skilled nursing facilities

On April 27, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule [CMS-1679-P] outlining proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Medicare payment rates and quality programs for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).
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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 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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