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CMS Final Rule ‘Permanently’ Removes Two-Midnight Payment Cut

Dive Brief: CMS on Tuesday finalized the 2017 Medicare payment rates under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System. The agency, under the final legislation for 2017, is “permanently removing” the -0.2% adjustment of … Continue reading

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CMS Backs Down on Two-Midnight Rule

UnitedHealth will drop most of its Obamacare business, and Wal-Mart just waded into the prescription drug pricing debate. But first: A victory for providers in CMS’s latest inpatient payment proposal. CMS BACKS DOWN ON TWO-MIDNIGHT RULE — The much-derided, much-delayed … Continue reading

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Hospitals Sue HHS to Revoke Two-Midnight Rule

A group of hospitals and hospital associations filed two related lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia April 14 against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) challenging the agency’s controversial “two-midnight” rule. Plaintiffs in … Continue reading

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