Accountable care organizations should be assessed on which patients bounce back to a member hospital within 30 days of being discharged to a skilled nursing facility, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services asserts in a proposed rule.
It has been said that we are the residue of our choices. If that's true, what should we make of the Supreme Court these days?
A hospitalist company that works with thousands of facilities is facing federal charges that its clinicians routinely overbilled Medicare and Medicaid, authorities recently announced.
Proposed Medicare payment changes have put the nation's skilled care companies at odds with inpatient rehabilitation providers, and the two sides were making strident arguments in front of lawmakers at press time.
It's hardly breaking news that we live in an aging nation. But the latest numbers may give providers even more reason to feel optimistic about remaining solvent once the age wave hits.