Category: Payment/economy

MedPAC releases report to Congress

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) released its June 2009 Report to the Congress: Improving Incentives in the Medicare Program on June 15.

CMS proposes RUG-IV implementation

A proposed rule released by CMS on May 1 calls to implement a new case-mix classification model, known as Resource Utilization Group, Version Four (RUG-IV), for FY 2011.

Proposed rule for FY 2010 SNF PPS rates

The proposed rule recently released by CMS calls for a market basket increase and significant cuts to Medicare payments for FY 2010.

ABN questions dominate open door forum

If the most recent CMS open door forum is any indicator, long-term care providers are still confused about beneficiary notices.

Update on STRIVE time study

Although CMS will use information collected in the STRIVE time study to adjust the Medicare payment system for nursing homes, CMS officials did not reveal any concrete changes that may be made to nursing home payment.