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MEDICARE PROPOSES NEW RULES FOR NOTIFYING BENEFICIARIES OF THEIR RIGHT TO LODGE QUALITY OF CARE COMPLAINTS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule today that would require most Medicare-participating providers and suppliers to give Medicare beneficiaries written notice about their right to contact a Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) with concerns about the quality of care they receive under the Medicare program.
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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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MEDICARE ADOPTS UPDATED FIRE SAFETY CODE FOR INPATIENT FACILITIES

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today it is adopting an updated fire safety code for inpatient facilities that care for Medicare beneficiaries, easing a regulatory burden for health care providers and ensuring the health and safety of patients and staff.
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PROPOSED 2013 POLICY, PAYMENT CHANGES FOR HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENTS, AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS, INPATIENT REHABILITAT

On July 6, 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update payment policies and rates for both hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) and ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) for calendar year (CY) 2013.
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