Oct 5, 2018
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission today reviewed its upcoming research on payment for a defined episode of post-acute care, which augments its prior development of a common prospective payment system for home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities…
Mar 2, 2021
The House of Representatives Feb. 27 approved the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, legislation to provide reconciliation protection for a roughly $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.
Sep 3, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday issued its final rule for the inpatient and long-term care hospital prospective payment systems for fiscal year 2021.
Aug 11, 2020
Recent weeks of surging COVID-19 cases in Texas have strained the state’s health care system. In response, post-acute care hospitals are forging closer relationships with their referral partners to optimize resources needed to treat COVID-19-positive and medically complex recovering COVID-19…
Jul 24, 2020
On June 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued its calendar year 2021 proposed rule for the home health prospective payment system. Comments on the proposed rule are due to CMS by Aug. 24.
Jun 24, 2020
The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014 was enacted, in part, to develop a unified payment model for the post-acute care (PAC) field, recognizing that payment needed to be modernized for the four PAC settings – home health (HH) agencies, skilled nursing facilities…
Jun 24, 2020
On behalf of our nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, and our clinician partners – including 3,000 post-acute care providers, the American Hospital Association (AHA) writes in support of resetting the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (…