Tag: Part A

New data looks at hospital discharges, top home health diagnosis groups

Despite a decrease in hospital discharges to skilled nursing facilities in 2020, the rate of discharges to home health remained largely unchanged. That was one of the results shared in the 2021 Home Health Chartbook, released Nov. 10, 2021, by the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation and the National Association for Home Care […]

CMS reevaluates accelerated payment program and suspends advance payment program

On April 26, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it is reevaluating the amounts that will be paid under its Accelerated Payment Program and suspending its Advance Payment Program to Part B suppliers effective immediately. The agency made this announcement following the successful payment of over $100 billion to health care […]

CMS releases 2019 Medicare Parts A&B premiums and deductibles

From The Bottom Line. On October 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2019 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs. Medicare Part B Premiums/Deductibles Medicare Part B covers physician services, outpatient hospital services, certain home health services, durable medical equipment, and certain […]

Ask the expert: Medicare Part A coverage for a PEG tube

Q: I have a patient that has 100 days of Medicare Part A and a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube—the primary source of nutrition—in place since 2008 due to laryngeal cancer. All rehab therapy is discontinuing in three days. Can I continue Medicare Part A, related to the PEG tube? A: As long as 26% […]