When no comment says a lot: A tale for nursing homes and hospitals
James M. Berklan
Sep 21, 2017
One should never forget that some of the most brutal fights occur between brothers or sisters.
Hospital group: MedPAC’s proposed post-acute payment system ‘unworkable’
Sep 20, 2017
A unified post-acute payment system proposed by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission is “unworkable as a foundation” the American Hospital Association maintains.
OIG says critical access swing beds should be paid at SNF rates
Mar 11, 2015
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’...
Providers complain to feds about ACO structure, want more incentives
Feb 10, 2015
A new rule proposing sweeping changes to the Medicare accountable care model offers few incentives and could dissuade greater participation, 34 leading healthcare organizations and industry groups said...
Hospitals: Change SNF pay
Aug 01, 2014
The government should adopt Medicare payment policies that better support hospital-based skilled nursing facilities, the American Hospital Association urged in a recent letter to a top healthcare official.
Diagnotes Inc. and Advanced Healthcare Associates team up
Jul 15, 2014
Diagnotes Inc. and Advanced Healthcare Associates have announced an expanded partnership that will place the Diagnotes mobile and web-based clinical communication system.
AHA pushes for payment policies to benefit hospital-based skilled nursing facilities
Jun 27, 2014
The government should adjust Medicare payment policies to better support the type of care provided in hospital-based skilled nursing facilities, the American Hospital Association urged in a recent letter...
CMS should modernize hospital admission status policies, say provider groups
Sep 07, 2012
Provider groups assert regulators should update existing policies when determining hospital inpatient and outpatient admission status.
Medicare auditors becoming more active, denying more claims, survey shows
Aug 29, 2012
Requests for medical records by Medicare’s fraud-detecting recovery audit contractors (RACs) jumped sharply from the first- to the second-quarter of fiscal year 2012, a new survey reveals.
Senators request ACO rule withdrawal
May 25, 2011
Seven Republican Senators have asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to withdraw a proposed regulation creating accountable care organizations, according to a letter released Tuesday.