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Oct 29, 2003
Important changes to the Medicare cost report will require every hospital to report information on the uncompensated care they provide. These changes already are in effect and apply to cost report periods ending on or after April 30, 2003. Because most hospitals file cost reports later in the…
Oct 24, 2003
On September 9, CMS published a proposed rule concerning the 20-year-old 75% Rule for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities \(IRF\). Unfortunately, the agency ignored the concerns of the field by failing to modernize the 75% Rule. The attached Advisory highlights our main critiques of the proposed…
Oct 1, 2003
On September 3, CMS issued final regulations clarifying hospital responsibilities under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act \(EMTALA\), to take effect November 10. They were published in the Federal Register on September 9and can be accessed by clicking ")Compliance") and then ")EMTALA…
Sep 12, 2003
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…