Reminder: Friday is deadline to request low-volume status for FY 2013

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Hospitals must submit a request for low-volume status to their fiscal intermediary or Medicare administrative contractor by March 22 to receive a Medicare low-volume payment adjustment for fiscal year 2013. On March 4, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services extended the Medicare-Dependent Hospital program and payment adjustment for low-volume hospitals through FY 2013, as required by the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. The notice explains how CMS will implement the provisions, noting two situations in which the effective date of MDH status may not be retroactive to Oct. 1, 2012.

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