CMS Issues Proposed Rules for Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facilities

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On April 17, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a rule that would update Medicare payment policies for Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRF). Two days later, on April 19, CMS issued another proposed rule, this one updates the Medicare payment rates and the quality programs for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Let’s start…

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AHCA Postpones BA Therapy Cuts

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Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) has decided to postpone planned cuts to Medicaid reimbursement rates for behavioral health therapists, many of whom work with children on the autism spectrum. In March, AHCA proposed payment reductions for a variety of services as outlined below: Payments for Behavior Analysis Assessment to decrease from $385.19 to…

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