Post-Acute Care

Aug 24, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released its final rules for fiscal year 2019 for the skilled nursing facility, inpatient rehabilitation facility and long-term care hospital prospective payment systems. Join us for a detailed overview of the final rules and to address…
Aug 14, 2018
On July 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published its calendar year (CY) 2019 proposed rule for the home health prospective payment system.
Aug 3, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services August 2 issued a final rule for the long-term care hospital prospective payment system for fiscal year (FY) 2019. In general, this rule takes effect Oct. 1; however, some key provisions were finalized for implementation in FYs 2020…
Aug 1, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services July 31 issued final rules for the inpatient rehabilitation facility and the skilled nursing facility prospective payment systems for fiscal year 2019.
Jul 25, 2018
Held July 25, 2018 Join your colleagues as AHA policy staff review several topics of significant impact to the home health providers and seek your feedback on the potential impact of each.  Below are the AHA Special Bulletin and AHA Regulatory Advisory on the HH Proposed rule for CY 2019 that…
Jul 3, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services July 2 issued a proposed rule that would update home health prospective payment system payments for calendar year 2019 and change the HH quality reporting program. In addition, in accordance with the statutory mandate in the Bipartisan Budget Act of…
Jun 26, 2018
The AHA appreciates the extensive work CMS has done to develop an alternative to the current SNF case-mix system. However, our evaluation of the patient-driven payment model still has several flaws, which must be addressed before the PDPM proposal can be finalized.
Jun 26, 2018
The AHA appreciates the extensive work CMS has done to develop and alternative to the current SNF case-mix system. However, our evaluation of the patient-driven payment model still has several flaws, which must be addressed before the PDPM proposal can be finalized.
Jun 25, 2018
The AHA supports several of the proposed rule’s provisions. In particular, we appreciate and endorse the agency’s proposal to permanently withdraw the 25% Rule; however, we oppose the associated budget neutrality adjustment proposed by CMS. We also support the proposed changes related to co-located satellite facilities, and the streamlining of the LTCH quality reporting program. In addition, this letter reiterates our concerns related to underpayment for site-neutral cases.
May 29, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released the FY 2019 proposed rules for long-term care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and skilled nursing facilities.  Please join us for a review of these proposed rules and to discuss your questions and concerns with…