TITLE

Payment boost

AUTHOR(S)
Zigmond, Jessica
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;8/8/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 32, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses U.S. hospitals' concern on future adjustments for coding and elements of the hospital readmission reduction program of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2011 despite a 1.1% increase in Medicare payments for 2012. It notes the reversal in CMS proposal for a 0.55% payments reduction for acute-care hospitals that saw instead a 1.13 billion U.S. dollar rise in payments. The final rule included an overall 2.5% increase in long-term acute-care hospitals.
ACCESSION #
64342331

 

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