AHA Comments to CMS on the Long-term Care Hospital PPS FY 2020 Proposed Rule

AHA comments on the LTCH provisions in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ fiscal year 2020 proposed rule for the inpatient and LTCH prospective payment systems. This letter focuses on the proposed “50% Rule” provisions, our concerns related to the chronic and substantial underpayment of site-neutral cases, and several issues related patient assessments and quality reporting.

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