Outpatient Rehabilitation

Financial and care consequences of CMS' outpatient joint replacement proposal feared

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A recent proposal from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to allow coverage for outpatient joint replacements could lead to financial losses and questionable care outcomes, hospital officials say.

Administration proposal would ease Medicare coverage for SNF stays

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Federal health officials have agreed to changes in Medicare coverage rules that would make it easier for beneficiaries with chronic conditions to qualify for nursing home stays, outpatient therapy and home healthcare services, according to reports.