Two-midnight rule decision expected in August and other healthcare news articles – April 25 – May 1

Our selection of top healthcare news articles from around the web How hospitals are reining in patient readmissions | Healthcare Finance News http://t.co/JSw6bCHcyo — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) April 27, 2015 Proposed CMS 2016 IPPS rule would increase MU payments 1.1% http://t.co/PtyI6nqmOI by @beckershr — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) April 27, 2015 CMS innovator: New models are […]

Final FY 2016 wage index data will release on May 1

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will release the final FY 2016 wage index data public use files (PUFs) on Friday, May 1, 2015. These files are available for the limited purpose of identifying any potential data entry or transmission errors made by CMS or the A/B Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), NOT for […]

CMS-1498-R2 gives hospitals option to have their SSI Factor recalculated

CMS-1498-R2 states that hospitals will be given an option to have their SSI Factor recalculated based on either “total” days or “covered” days for properly pending DSH appeals that are subject to CMS ruling 1498-R. On April 22, 2015, CMS issued ruling number CMS-1498-R2. The ruling is an amendment to prior ruling CMS-1498-R regarding its […]

New CMS Hospital Compare rankings (full list) and other healthcare news articles – April 18-24

Our selection of top healthcare news articles from around the web New CMS #Hospital Compare rankings (full list) | Healthcare Finance News http://t.co/3q5PhRP5tc — BESLER Consulting (@BeslerDotCom) April 22, 2015 #Medicare spending by age: How much more does #Medicare spend on older beneficiaries than younger ones? http://t.co/0vV30hQwYl — Kaiser Family Found (@KaiserFamFound) April 18, 2015 […]

2016 IPPS Proposed Rule contains components that will challenge providers

On Friday, April 17, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released, for display, its Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Proposed Rule (PR). The proposed rule will be published in the Federal Register on Thursday, April 30, 2015. The link to the CMS home page can be found here: […]