Daily pay rates in November under the Patient Driven Payment Model were above federal regulators’ forecast by an estimated 5.27%, a report released in late January by the Zimmet Healthcare Services Group and CORE Analytics program found.
When a close loved one dies, normal emotional trauma is accompanied by a greater risk of heart attack. But short-term preventive drug therapy may reduce the odds of experiencing this “broken heart,” cardiologists say.
Nearly 100 U.S. lawmakers sent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma a letter in mid-February, expressing concerns over a plan that would slice 8% from Medicare payments for physical and occupational therapy services.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently said that it plans to combine and standardize its eight separate consumer-facing “Compare” websites, including Nursing Home Compare. Long-term care providers generally lauded the announcement.
Besides cuts to entitlement programs, President Trump’s budget proposal included another major provision affecting long-term providers: a proposed unified payment system that has been promoted by advisory panels and others for several years.