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Skilled nursing providers and inpatient rehab facilities offer clashing views on Medicare payments as Congress hears testimony

Skilled nursing providers and inpatient rehab facilities offer clashing views on Medicare payments as Congress hears testimony

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Proposed Medicare payment changes have put the nation's largest long-term care association at odds with inpatient rehabilitation providers, and the two sides sought to sway legislators in advance of a Congressional hearing Wednesday.

Medicare should pay skilled nursing facilities and rehab facilities equally for certain treatments, MedPAC tells Congress

Medicare should pay skilled nursing facilities and rehab facilities equally for certain treatments, MedPAC tells Congress

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Skilled nursing facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities should receive the same payments for treating certain conditions, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission recommended in its latest report to Congress. The "site-neutral payment" proposal won praise from the nation's largest long-term care association.

Medicare overpaid inpatient rehab facilities by $8.4 million, OIG says

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Inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) were overpaid by Medicare by $8.4 million between calendar year 2009 and 2010, a government report reveals.

CMS updates quality indicator reporting requirements, gives rehab facilities a payment boost

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Federal officials announced two updated quality indicator submission requirements for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) on Thursday.