The CMS' proposed rule would give inpatient rehabilitation facilities a 2.3% raise compared with 2019, with small boosts for urban and rural hospitals as well.
Changes to the CMS' hospital readmissions program resulted in 44.1% of teaching hospitals and 43.7% of rural hospitals receiving lower penalties in 2019.
A collective of small and large businesses and individuals in Summit County, Colo., will negotiate discounted prices for healthcare services directly with providers, including the local hospital, and will shop those rates to insurers.
MACPAC hopes to end a simmering legal dispute among hospitals and the CMS over how DSH payments are calculated.
The test tracks a patient's blood pressure over a period of days rather than at a moment in time, which will lead to more accurate diagnoses.
Innovation Center Director Adam Boehler told an American Hospital Association audience he is looking at post-acute care as the next frontier to test value-based payments.
Providers are worried that the CMS' proposed rule on Medicare Part D and Medicaid managed-care drug rebates doesn't have an incentive for pharmaceutical manufacturers to lower prices.
The influential commission is considering combining two payment adjustments for low-volume and rural dialysis facilities into one adjustment.
The commission believes keeping a part of payments can give Medicare Advantage insurers an incentive to improve accuracy and completeness of encounter data.
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