Acute care hospitals eye cuts; LTCHs get a slight increase

August 2010
Medical Device Daily;8/5/2010, Vol. 14 Issue 151, p1
The article focuses on the plan of the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce in-patient reimbursements by 2.9 percent in an effort to recover payment increases associated with the changes in coding practices under the Medicare severity diagnostic-related groups (MS-DRG). CMS estimates that it needs to reduce a total of 5.8 percent in order to recoup the payments. It reveals that acute care hospitals will experience a reduction in payments in fiscal 2011.


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