Archive for the ‘Hospitals’ Category
One of the most far-reaching innovations in the PPACA is the creation of an Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which will allow changes in Medicare reimbursement rules to be fast-tracked starting in 2015. The purpose of the IPAB is to reduce the per capita rate of growth in Medicare spending.
Filed under: Home Health Agencies, Hospitals, Nursing homes, Physicians, Providers |
Tags: health reform, healthcare reform, Idependent Payment Advisory Board, IPAB, market-basket updates, Medicare payment, Medicare reimbursement
Effective immediately, the annual market basket updates are being reduced for 15 different types of Medicare services. The statute expressly provides, as to each of the following services that, as a result of these adjustments, a provider’s or supplier’s annual percentage increase, may be less than zero percent in a fiscal year and thus may […]
Filed under: Home Health Agencies, Hospitals, Nursing homes, Physicians, Providers | 1 Comment
Tags: health reform, healthcare reform, home health, hospital, hospital rates, long-term care hospital, market-basket updates, Medicare payment, Medicare reimbursement, nursing home, physicians, PPACA, psychiatric hospital, Public Law 111-48
Part of the cost-savings in the House reconciliation bill would come from reducing the amount of disproportionate share hospital (“DSH”) payments Medicare makes to hospitals that serve a disproportionate number of low income people. As enacted by the Senate, the health reform bill replaces the existing DSH adjustment
Filed under: Hospitals |
Tags: Healthcare reconciliation bill, senate bill
The Commonwealth Fund has developed interactive tables for side-by-side comparisons of the system reforms and insurance coverage provisions in the two health reform bills. After clicking on the link, check the box for the House bill or the Senate bill (both if you want to see a comparison), then click on the subject matter that […]
Filed under: Everybody, Hospitals, Nursing homes, Physicians, Providers |
Tags: health reform, healthcare reform, house bill, senate bill
Under health reform, federal law would finally require private health insurance companies to pay hospitals that treat real medical emergencies for that care.
Filed under: Hospitals, Physicians |
Tags: emergency care, Emergency department, Emergency room, Emergency treatment, EMTALA, health reform, healthcare reform, senate bill