Critical Access Hospitals

OIG says critical access swing beds should be paid at SNF rates

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New legislation should be introduced to significantly change the way rural-based hospitals are reimbursed for care provided in post-acute care swing beds, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General told the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week.

CMS releases Stage 2 meaningful use requirements

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced its second stage of requirements for healthcare providers looking to participate in electronic health records incentive programs.