Tag Archives: Long term care hospitals

21st Century Cures Act Provides Some Welcome Relief

The 21st Century Cures Act (the “Cures Act”) (Pub. L. No. 114-255), which was signed into law by President Obama on December 13, 2016, includes a number of important health care provisions, and several address the long-anticipated relief for Medicare “site-neutrality” policies relating to off-campus outpatient hospital departments (“OCODPs”), certain cancer hospitals, and long-term care … Continue reading this entry

Potential Changes to Long-Term Care Licensure in Massachusetts

Regulations proposed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (“DPH”) may significantly change the procedure for state approval of nursing home sales and closures. Following public scrutiny around state inspection problems in some nursing facilities purchased by corporate chains, which have been expanding their presence in the Commonwealth, DPH expressed its intent to revise the … Continue reading this entry

MSSP Final Rule ACO Eligibility Requirements, Application and Renewal Process

This is the second post in Health Care Law Today’s series on the final rule. This post addresses Eligibility Requirements, and the Application and the Renewal Process. ACO Eligibility Requirements Under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (“MSSP”) ACO Final Rule, CMS finalized new regulations that will change ACO eligibility requirements. The final rule will include … Continue reading this entry

CMS Says: Let's Make a Deal

In the hours before everyone began enjoying Labor Day Weekend, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an important inpatient hospital review update. To expedite the appeals process and reduce the volume of inpatient status claims currently pending, “CMS is now offering an administrative agreement to any hospital willing to withdraw their pending … Continue reading this entry

CMS Issues Final Rule for Inpatient Stays in Acute Care and Long Term Care Hospitals

On August 1, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its annual final rule for policy and payment changes applicable to inpatient stays in acute care and long term care hospitals (Final Rule). This year’s Final Rule is more than 2,400 pages long and is expected to be published in the Federal … Continue reading this entry