100 things to know about Medicare reimbursement and other healthcare news articles – August 21-28

  Our selection of top healthcare news articles from around the web 100 things to know about #Medicare reimbursement http://t.co/xsDtJFxUM0 — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) August 25, 2014 #AHAnewsnow @CMSgov can award new contracts for #RACs, court rules http://t.co/pn05TeW66B #RacTrac — AmericanHospitalAssn (@ahahospitals) August 22, 2014 Fitch: PPACA drives decline in inpatient #hospital care http://t.co/bCFNZvrc7u — […]

Healthcare news articles – August 14-20

  Our selection of top healthcare news articles from around the web. "Hospitalists raise concerns about two-midnight rule" http://t.co/GeJ2zMbkEc by @FierceHealth #medicare #hospitals — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) August 14, 2014 Additional 4,122 healthcare providers to explore bundled payments http://t.co/KpP4ro0Mpj #medicare #hospital — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) August 15, 2014 The 2014 #Medicare Trustees Report: Departing from […]

2015 IPPS final rule: wage index timetable deadlines you may have missed

Hospitals should pay close attention to the new posting dates, due dates, and deadlines contained in the wage index timetable in the 2015 IPPS final rule. The timetable that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will use in completion of their review of the federal fiscal year (FFY) 2016 wage index has been […]

Healthcare news articles – August 7-13

  Our selection of top healthcare news articles from around the web. Safety-net #hospitals face greater risk for #Medicare penalties http://t.co/G7Ai0A2cHB #HealthcareFinance — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) August 8, 2014 Study finds wide differences in #hospital use across New Jersey and points to strategies for improvement #hospitals http://t.co/suz7BvhV8N — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) August 8, 2014 Costs […]

In 2015 IPPS final rule, CMS declines to finalize proposed cost report changes

The FY 2015 IPPS proposed rule addressed several changes to the jurisdictional requirements for provider’s cost reporting and appeals to the Provider Reimbursement Review Board (PRRB).   On August 4, 2014, CMS published the FY 2015 IPPS final rule. In the final rule, CMS declined to finalize its proposed regulations to revise the cost reporting […]