Medicare

MedPAC Releases June 2021 Report to Congress

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has released its June 2021 Report to the Congress, a mandated report that details analysis and recommendations about the Medicare program and health care delivery system.  

CMS Updates Guidance for IRF, LTCH Patient Assessment

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued additional information on the accurate completion of post-acute care patient assessment tools.   Through inquiries to the Post-Acute Care Quality Reporting Program Help Desk, CMS identifies the opportunity to clarify or refine guidance. The quarterly Frequently Asked Questions consolidate information from June 2020 to June 2021 relating to the completion of the inpatient […]

CHA Issues Summary of FFY 2022 Long-Term Care Hospital PPS Proposed Rule

CHA has issued a members-only summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the federal fiscal year 2022 long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment system proposed rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Comments are due to CMS by 2 p.m. (PT) on June 28 and can be submitted electronically by searching for file […]

Senate Confirms Brooks-LaSure to Lead CMS

Earlier this week, the Senate confirmed Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The nomination was approved 55-44, with four Republicans voting yes.   Brooks-LaSure previously served at the Department of Health & Human Services, including CMS, during the Obama administration and helped implement the Affordable Care Act. Before being nominated to lead CMS, she was […]