Topic: Inpatient rehabilitation centers
Of the nearly $7 billion Medicare paid to inpatient rehab hospitals in 2013, $5.7 billion was deemed improper.
The proposal would create patient-centric, site-neutral payments for post-acute care settings that cost $60 billion a year.
In a late-Friday rule dump, the CMS proposed boosts to its annual payments for post-acute care providers, including skilled nursing facilities and hospice.
Atlantic Health System's new approach to care for patients after hip and knee replacement surgery has led to cost savings.
A new government report claims that Medicare overpaid Rush University Medical Center by $10.2 million, and the agency wants the money back.
Medicare inappropriately paid acute care hospitals for outpatient services they provided to patients who were inpatients at other facilities. Now it wants the money back.
An MIT study suggests hospitals get more bang for their buck when they spend money on emergency care versus long-term care.
Medicare is bumping payments to hospices, rehab hospitals and skilled nursing facilities by nearly $2 billion for fiscal 2017.