The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has dropped three payment rules that propose increased payments to skilled-nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and hospice care, and implemented new quality measures. (Modern Healthcare)
CMS has proposed increasing Medicare payments for hospices by $330 million for the fiscal year 2017. (Home Health)
Skilled nursing facilities will receive Medicare payment increases of $800 million in FY 2017. (McKnights)
CMS is proposing to update the inpatient rehabilitation facilities payments to reflect an estimated 1.45 percent increase. (Healthcare Finance)
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