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CMMI Announces Alternative Reimbursement Structures

Last week, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) announced alternative reimbursement structures centered on primary care and population-based payment (PBP). Under the umbrella of the Primary Cares Initiative, the new initiative offers five-year models under two distinct pathways, the Primary Care First (PCF) track and the Director Contracting (DC) track. Click here to…

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CMS Releases Proposed IPPS, LTCH Rules

CMS released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System proposed rule last week. The rule overall is expected to increase total Medicare spending on inpatient hospital services by $4.7 billion in FY 2020, and long-term acute care payments are projected…

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