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CMS Clarifies Claims Processing Changes

Provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 that are retroactive to Jan. 1, 2018 do not require any new action by providers.

March 12, 2018


Medicare Low Volume Appeals Initiative Deadline Approaching

Providers interested in settling eligible Medicare appeals should submit an Expression of Interest form to CMS. Deadline for some is March 9th.

March 6, 2018


New Option for Medicare Cost Report Submission

CMS to make new e-Filing option available for 2017 reports starting in March 2018.

February 19, 2018


Medicare Therapy Cap Exceptions Not Yet Renewed

Authorization for the Medicare Part B therapy cap exception process lapsed at the end of 2017 and requires congressional action.

January 29, 2018


CMS Finalizes Rule Scaling Back Expansion of Bundled Payments

Number of markets with mandatory joint replacement bundles to decrease; hip fracture and cardiac bundles cancelled.

December 5, 2017


2018 Medicare Part B Therapy Rate Calculator Available

Member tool provides Medicare Part B rates by CPT/HCPCS code.

November 27, 2017


CMS Publishes Medicare Premiums and Deductibles for 2018

Some cost sharing amounts for those enrolled in fee-for-service Medicare will increase in 2018, while some will remain unchanged.

November 24, 2017


Corrected Medicare SNF PPS Rate List Published

The LeadingAge NY SNF PPS Final Rule summary and Medicare Part A rate listing have been updated to reflect corrections issued by CMS on Oct. 4, 2017.

October 9, 2017


CMS Corrects SNF PPS

Correction of minor errors to final rule rates and wage indexes will change rates slightly.

October 3, 2017


New SNF Part A Rates Effective Sunday

Reminder that nursing home Medicare rates will change on Oct. 1st.

September 25, 2017
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