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Fiscal Year 2016 and Beyond - Synopsis of CMS-1629-F
posted by MVI | Sep 22 2015 - 8:59am

By now, (especially if you just read the previous article) most everyone has likely heard about the new tiered reimbursement structure effective January 1, 2016 for the Routine Home Care rate only. For those who thought they would never use eighth grade algebra after they entered the “real world’, surprise! The calculation is simple; that is, CMS is taking the dollars that would have been paid for 180 days and splitting them into two payment groups – one 60s day higher and (because of math) one 120 days lower. Simply:

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A Two-Tiered Medicare Payment Approach with a Death Bonus?
posted by MVI | Sep 8 2015 - 1:08pm

If we could only get these patients to die on time...

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