Advisory

Jun 14, 2005
CMS published May 4 in the Federal Register the inpatient prospective payment system (PPS) proposed rule, which includes long term care hospital (LTCH) provisions that would take effect October 1, 2005. In addition to these provisions, CMS published on May 6, 2005 in the Federal Register a final…
Apr 29, 2005
Recent headlines have shined the national spotlight on living wills and advance directives. Hospitals have a long track record of educating patients and the public on patient self-determination and, because hospitals are a key resource in every community, it's important that this information be…
Jan 19, 2005
CMS published the final rule for the Medicare prospective payment system \(PPS\) for inpatient psychiatric facilities in the November 15, 2004 Federal Register. This final rule implements a per diem PPS with adjustments for diagnostic-related group \(DRG\) weights, comorbidities, wage index,…