Long-term Care

Apr 14, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued additional guidance on transferring patients between long-term care facilities, which include skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes, in order to mitigate community spread of COVID-19.
Apr 6, 2020
The American Hospital Association urges the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to use its authority to extend to LTCHs the existing 20% hospital add-on payment for Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with COVID-19.
Jan 29, 2020
The U.S. Census Bureau is required to count the nation’s population every 10 years. In February, Census Bureau workers will contact health care facilities to ensure that certain people living in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), and psychiatric hospital or psychiatric units for long-…
Sep 16, 2019
As part of National Rehabilitation Week, Michael Spigel, president and COO of Brooks Rehabilitation in Jacksonville, Fla., writes about the inevitability of change in rehab settings and why organizations should embrace it.
Aug 2, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services late today issued its long-term care hospital prospective payment system final rule for fiscal year 2020.
Jul 17, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday released a proposed rule that would revise certain requirements for long-term care facilities.
Jun 21, 2019
The AHA today submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ fiscal year 2020 proposed rule for the long-term care hospital prospective payment system.
May 10, 2019
On April 23, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued its fiscal year 2020 proposed rule for the inpatient and long-term care hospital prospective payment systems. Comments on the rule are due to CMS by June 24. This AAHA advisory covers the rule’s LTCH-related provisions.
Apr 24, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued the skilled nursing facility (SNF) and long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment systems (PPS) proposed rules for fiscal year (FY) 2020. AHA Take: As finalized in last year’s rulemaking, a redesigned SNF PPS payment…