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Medicare sets final rule on 2015 payments, penalties

  • On Tuesday CMS issued its final rule on FY 2015 inpatient hospital payment and penalty rates. CMS is proposing a 1.4% payment increase for acute care hospitals and a 0.9% raise for long-term care hospitals. The maximum Medicare penalty stemming from the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program will also rise from 2% to 3%, and providers whose Hospital Acquired Conditions (HACs) rates are in the highest quartile in the country will see an additional 1% reduction in Medicare payments….Read More

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