Long-Term Care PPS

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…
Apr 23, 2019
Under the proposed rule, payments would increase by $37 million as compared to fiscal year 2019. CMS also estimates that site-neutral cases will continue to decrease as a proportion of total cases, and will account for 29 percent of all LTCH cases in FY 2020.
Apr 5, 2019
Long-term care hospitals (LTCHs) serve a critical role within the Medicare program by treating the sickest patients who need extended hospital stays. This important role is under threat as the LTCH field implements the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 requirement for “site-neutral” payments for cases…
Aug 31, 2018
On August 17, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published its fiscal year 2019 final rule for the inpatient and long-term care hospital prospective payment systems.
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 and 2021.
Aug 2, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services late today issued its long-term care hospital prospective payment system final rule for fiscal year 2019.
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 have substantial concerns with the associated budget neutrality adjustment proposed by CMS. We also support the proposed…
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…