On April 25, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on fiscal year 2020 payment and policy changes for Medicare-certified skilled nursing facilities. Most notably, the proposed … [Read more...] about CMS Proposed Rule to Redefine Group Therapy in Skilled Nursing Facilities: Concern for Resident Care
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Recommends That Patients Who Have Strokes Receive Rehabilitation at Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals, not Skilled Nursing Facilities For the first time, the American Heart … [Read more...] about Value of Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital Care Reaffirmed
The traditional Medicare program pays individual health care providers for the specific services and care they provide to beneficiaries and guarantees that patients have “freedom of choice” to select their Medicare providers. A … [Read more...] about Bundling Payments for Post-Acute Care
Washington, D.C. – December 19, 2014: The Center for Medicare Advocacy, and the rest of the Coalition to Preserve Rehabilitation (CPR), an alliance of leading national consumer and clinician organizations, expressed disappointment over the … [Read more...] about Center for Medicare Advocacy Opposes Site-Neutral Payment Recommendation
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), the nonpartisan government agency that advises Congress on Medicare policy, indicated at its November 7, 2014 public meeting that, at its next public meeting in December, it would recommend (1) … [Read more...] about No Site Neutral Payments for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities and Skilled Nursing Facilities
Concerns about the threat to patients raised in a letter to MedPAC and testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Washington, D.C. – The Coalition to Preserve Rehabilitation (CPR), which represents leading consumer … [Read more...] about Center for Medicare Advocacy Joins Leading Consumer and Clinician Organizations Critical of Attempts to Divert Medicare Patients From Rehabilitation Hospitals to Nursing Homes
A study assessing the outcomes of patients who were treated in inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) with clinically and demographically similar patients who received their post-acute rehabilitation in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) finds … [Read more...] about Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities and Skilled Nursing facilities: Vive La Difference!