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Sep 25, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Long-Term Care Hospitals: Prepare NOW for Medicare Changes

There are some upcoming Medicare reimbursement changes for long-term care hospitals that require immediate attention.  What makes this change so important? In a nutshell, it may take awhile to figure out the impact on revenue and you need time to gather data and plan for the rule changes. 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has made no secret of the fact it feels  there have been abuses in the long-term care hospital arena and that’s why it is ramping up payment reductions and changing the rules. The CMS will be changing which patients qualify as long-term care hospital patients, and only certain types of patients will be paid at long-term care hospital rates beginning in 2016. 

The rule change for long term care hospital payment rates 

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Topics: Medicare, Long-Term Care