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Suit Against Medicare Rate Cut Continues

Hospital groups are suing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) over the 0.2 percent rate cut in Medicare inpatient payments during the 2014 fiscal year. According to the hospital groups, CMS failed to provide a rationale for the rate cut and denied interested parties access to the data and analysis underlying its rate cut decision. At the heart of the cut was CMS’s expectation that implementation of Medicare’s controversial “two-midnight rule” would result in an increase in admissions.  The rule was never fully implemented. CMS has asked the court to dismiss the suit. Learn more about the suit [&hellip

NAUH Comments on Proposed FY 2015 Medicare Inpatient Regulation: Part 6 of 7

Every year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) publishes in the Federal Register a draft regulation describing how it proposes paying hospitals for the inpatient care they provide to their Medicare patients in the coming fiscal year.  The proposed inpatient prospective payment system regulation for FY 2015 was published on May 15, and as always, CMS invited interested parties to submit written comments. The National Association of Urban Hospitals has always found CMS to be receptive and even responsive to its comments and therefore takes the opportunity to submit detailed comments and suggestions about the agency’s annual proposal. [&hellip

NAUH Comments on Proposed FY 2015 Medicare Inpatient Regulation: Part 5 of 7

Every year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) publishes in the Federal Register a draft regulation describing how it proposes paying hospitals for the inpatient care they provide to their Medicare patients in the coming fiscal year.  The proposed inpatient prospective payment system regulation for FY 2015 was published on May 15, and as always, CMS invited interested parties to submit written comments. The National Association of Urban Hospitals has always found CMS to be receptive and even responsive to its comments and therefore takes the opportunity to submit detailed comments and suggestions about the agency’s annual proposal. [&hellip

NAUH Comments on Proposed FY 2015 Medicare Inpatient Regulation: Part 3 of 7

Every year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) publishes in the Federal Register a draft regulation describing how it proposes paying hospitals for the inpatient care they provide to their Medicare patients in the coming fiscal year.  The proposed inpatient prospective payment system regulation for FY 2015 was published on May 15, and as always, CMS invited interested parties to submit written comments. The National Association of Urban Hospitals has always found CMS to be receptive and even responsive to its comments and therefore takes the opportunity to submit detailed comments and suggestions about the agency’s annual proposal. [&hellip

NAUH Comments on Proposed FY 2015 Medicare Inpatient Regulation: Part 2 of 7

Every year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) publishes in the Federal Register a draft regulation describing how it proposes paying hospitals for the inpatient care they provide to their Medicare patients in the coming fiscal year.  The proposed inpatient prospective payment system regulation for FY 2015 was published on May 15, and as always, CMS invited interested parties to submit written comments. The National Association of Urban Hospitals has always found CMS to be receptive and even responsive to its comments and therefore takes the opportunity to submit detailed comments and suggestions about the agency’s annual proposal. [&hellip

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