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…
May 3, 2022
At Atrium Health Carolinas Rehabilitation, we’ve developed a system to help our patients push back against unjustified Medicare Advantage denials so they can receive the care they need and deserve. Over the past year, we’ve successfully overturned more than 350 such denials.
May 3, 2022
Post-acute care (PAC) providers continue to play a central role in COVID-19 response and recovery. In particular, providers in COVID-19 hotspots have been crucial to helping take the pressure off over-crowded referring hospitals and providing specialized care for the sickest patients — including “…
Apr 29, 2022
Courage. Compassion. Workforce. Health equity. Heroes. Challenges. Innovation. Community partnerships. Leadership. Opportunities. These were some of the most common words we heard from attendees and speakers talking about our field at this week’s AHA Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Apr 14, 2022
Mar 7, 2022
AHA encourages the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to work with Congress to require Medicare Advantage plans to waive prior authorization and other utilization management policies during public health emergencies, especially for hospitals transferring patients to post-acute care.
Mar 1, 2022
In tonight’s State of the Union address, President Biden is expected to announce plans to establish new minimum staffing ratios for nursing homes.
Feb 23, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Jan. 12 released a proposed rule for the Medicare Advantage program, which includes a request for information (RFI) on prior authorization for hospital transfers to post-acute care settings during a public health emergency.