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By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 12:27 PM
Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) and Long-term Care Hospital (LTCH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Provider Preview Reports are now available.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) encourages providers to review their performance data on each quality measure based on Third Quarter 2015 to Second Quarter  2016 data prior to the June 2017 LTCH Compare refresh, during which this data will be publicly displayed. Providers have until the end of the 30-day preview period (March 30, 2017) to review their data. Corrections to the underlying data will not be permitted during this time. However, providers can request a CMS review during the preview period if they believe their data is inaccurate.

For more information:

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By Ginger - Site Admin on Friday, January 16, 2015 3:28 PM
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) held a second session on January 15 – on post-acute care and site-neutral payments between skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs).

What You Need to Know: Commissioners voted unanimously for a recommendation that would make payment site-neutral between IRFs and SNFs for a set of conditions yet to be determined by the Secretary over a three year period. MedPAC believes this recommendation would decrease Medicare payment by between $1 billion and $5 billion without negative impact on beneficiaries.   The Commissioners voted unanimously to support a recommendation that would eliminate the difference in payment between inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for selected conditions.  Reductions in payment to IRFs would be phased in over three years.  Note that the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) would decide which conditions would...
By Ginger - Site Admin on Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:56 AM
In addition to submitting comments regarding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule for the long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) prospective payment system (PPS) (as mentioned yesterday in the KHA News Blog), KHA has submitted comments on how the proposed rule affects both inpatient and rehabilitation PPS.

A copy of KHA's comments regarding inpatient PPS is available at http://www.new-kyha.com/Portals/5/NewsDocs/CMSCommentLtrIPPS063014.pdf.

A copy of KHA's comments regarding rehabilitation PPS is available at http://www.new-kyha.com/Portals/5/NewsDocs/CMSCommentLetterIRFPPS063014.pdf.

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