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11/2/2014 Members Only
  • Letter from the Chair    4
  • The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (“IMPACT”)
    Act of 2014: Implementation Timeline    5
  • CMS to Reopen Submission Period for Hardship Exception Applications    7
  • CMS’s Annual RAC Update At Odds with Reality For IRH/U Community     8
  • CMS Publishes Initial ‘Sunshine Act’ Manufacturer Reporting Data    11
  • The IRF-PAI Signature Page: FAQ    12
  • The 114th Congress Presents New Opportunities to Develop
  • Champions for Inpatient Rehabilitation as Multiple Legislators
    Leave Congress    13
  • Small Primary Care Physician Practices Have Low Rates of Preventable
    Hospital Admissions, Study Finds     16
  • FAIR Fund Enters ALJ Delay Case to H ighlight Impact on IRH/Us    18
  • AMRPA Holds Successful 12th Annual Medical Rehabilitation Education Conference & Expo    20
  • AMRPA Legislative Update    22
  • Quality Improvement Initiatives for SNFs and Home Health Now Underway    24
  • States’ Abilities to Improve Quality Without Increasing Program Spending
  • For Disabled Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries Remains Uncertain, Report Says    26
  • Researchers Examine HAC-POA Policy     28
  • Nursing Home Chain to Pay $38 Million in False Claims Act Settlement    30
  • CMS Posts Pioneer ACO Quality and Financial Results    32
  • Report Outlines Six Problems with Current Approaches in Value-Based
  • Purchasing and Proposes Ways to Solve Them    34
  • 2014 Transmittal List    36
10/2/2014 Members Only
  • Letter from the Chair    4
  • AMRPA Legislative Update    5
  • IRH/U Settles for $35 Million for Failure to Comply with Medicare Requirements      7
  • CMS Offers Acute Hospitals Settlement on Short Stay Appeals;
    Possible Precedent for Rehab Hospital Appeals?    9
  • CMS Delays Implementation of Stage 3 Meaningful Use Program     10
  • Hospital Outpatient Departments Will be Subject to Claims Adjustments for Therapy Services Exceeding the Therapy Cap     11
  • Update on the Changes to Presumptive Compliance     12
  • AMRPA Honors Congressional Rehabilitation Champions     13
  • Recovery Auditors to Begin “Limited Reviews”     13
  • AMRPA Comments on CY 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule    14
  • CMS Actuary Report Projects Increase in National Health Spending in 2014;
    Slow Growth in 2015     17
  • CMS Publishes FY 2015 IPPS Final Rule     18
  • CMS Issues FY 2015 SNF PPS Final Rule    20
  • Medicare Advantage Enrollment Continues to Increases; Premiums Remain Affordable     21
  • GAO Report Stresses Need to Establish Specific Plans for Medicare
    Advantage Encounter Data      22
  • 2014 Transmittal List    24
9/2/2014 Members Only
  • Letter from the Chair    4
  • AMRPA Legislative Update    5
  • Report of the AMRPA Consumer and Clinical Affairs Task Force –
  • Quality Reporting for IRH/Us: How to Avoid and Challenge Penalties     8
  • CMS Releases Extensive Final FY 2015 IRF PPS Rule; FY 2016 Will Focus on Many Transitions    10
  • CMS Issues FY 2015 Final Rule for LTCHs    23
  • Responding to QRP Letters of Non-Compliance    25
  • AMRPA Responds to Senators’ Solicitation Concerning the Collection of Health Care Data    26
  • Research Findings of Interest    27
  • MedPAC Releases 2014 Data Book    29
  • FY 2015 Medicare Prospective Payment System Rules Status    32
  • FY 2015 Payment and Provider Cost Comparison Map    32
  • GAO Report Assesses Ways to Improve the Efficiency of the Postpayment Review Process    33
  • 2014 Transmittal List    36
8/2/2014 Members Only
  • Letter from the Chair 4
  • AMRPA Releases New Study 5
  • AMRPA Legislative Update 9
  • AMRPA Launches Online Study Resource Center 12
  • Medicare Audits and Appeals Update: Two-Year ALJ Delay and High IRH/U Error Rates 13
  • MedPAC Issues Annual June Report; Outlines Site Neutral Payment Proposal 16
  • CMS Releases the CY 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule - Highlights for the Rehabilitation Community 20
  • HHS News 25
  • A Review of Assessment Warnings in eRehabData 26
  • AMRPA Responds to NQF Readmission Measures 27
  • Using Your Compliance Plan to Decrease Denials in Inpatient Rehabilitation 28
  • CMMI Announces Additional Health Care Innovation Awardees 31
  • AMRPA Submits Comments on FY 2015 Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule 33
  • CMS Proposes Payment Changes to Home Health Agencies in 2015 36
  • Reminder: CMS Wants To Hear From You! 37
  • 2014 Transmittal List 38
7/2/2014 Members Only
  • Letter from the Chair 4
  • AMRPA Legislative Update 5
  • Report of the AMRPA Consumer and Clinical Affairs Task Force –
  • The Pendulum Finally Begins to Swing on RAC Audits 8
  • CMS Brings Physician-Manufacturer Payments into the ‘Open’ 10
  • 60% Rule Changes: What’s Your Strategy? 12
  • CMMI Announces First of Three Batches of Health Care Innovation Awardees 14
  • AMRPA Holds Summer Regional Seminars for Members 18
  • AMRPA Member News 19
  • New Secretary To Lead Department Of Health And Human Services 19
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities and Bed Count Statistics 20
  • OIG’s Report Addresses Medicare’s Interrupted-Stay Policy for LTCHs 21
  • Latest NIH News 27
  • 2014 Transmittal List 29
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