Advisory

CMS recently issued final rules for fiscal year \(FY\) 2004 prospective payment systems \(PPS\) for home health agencies \(HHA\), inpatient rehabilitation facilities \(IRF\), long term care hospitals \(LTCH\), and skilled nursing facilities \(SNF\). Some updates take effect October 1, 2003, while…
On July 16, the U.S. House of Representatives House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations launched a formal probe into hospital billing and collection practices by sending a seven-page letter to 20 hospitals and health systems across the country. The media coverage this…
New federal privacy regulations set to take effect in April 2003 will raise new questions from patients, reporters and employees about the patient information hospitals and health systems can appropriately share.