CMS issues final outpatient PPS rule

AHA News

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Nov. 1 announced it will update the hospital outpatient prospective payment system rates by 1.35% in calendar year 2018 compared to CY 2017. The rule also finalizes CMS’s proposal to drastically cut Medicare payment for drugs that are acquired under the 340B... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: 340B, Drug Pricing Program, Medicare, regulation, home health

AHA report examines trends in post-acute care and innovations

AHA News

A recently released AHA TrendWatch report offers guidance to post-acute care (PAC) providers and their partners as they evaluate new models of care delivery and payment.

“These providers face an increasingly complex regulatory and market environment as health care transforms from a system that rewards... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality care, Medicare, Community health, care coordination, home health

Seeking some changes, AHA generally backs CMS discharge planning proposal

AHA News

The AHA Jan. 4 said it “generally supports” the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed rule revising discharge planning requirements for hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAH) and home health agencies.

In comments submitted to the agency, Ashley Thompson, the AHA’s senior vice... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, CAHs, Medicaid, care coordination, prevention, home health

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