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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
6/3/2014 Members Only
  • Letter from the Chair 4
  • AMRPA Legislative Update 5
  • AMRPA Welcomes New Senior Associate Counsel 6
  • Report of the AMRPA Consumer and Clinical Affairs Task Force – Post-Acute Care
  • Policy Debate Continues Past Temporary SGR Fix 7
  • CMS Releases Its FY 2015 Inpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule 9
  • Breaking Down the Coding Changes in the 60% Rule 12
  • AMRPA Comment Letter on IMPACT Act 15
  • CMS Issues Proposed Rule on Payment and Policy Changes for Skilled Nursing Facilities 21
  • Research Brief Identifies Conditions Contributing to Higher Hospital Readmission and Costs 22
  • New Data Shows Health Care Quality Improvements Saved Billions in Spending 27
  • Statistics from the Annual Disability Statistics Compendium 29
  • 2014 Transmittal List 32
5/2/2014 Members Only
  • Letter from the Chair 4
  • AMRPA Legislative Update 5
  • ACA Implementation Update: Coverage Goals Surpassed but Controversy Remains 8
  • Unraveling the Tower of Babel? 10
  • Change is Upon Us 13
  • AMRPA Advocacy Liaison Network: Working Together to Preserve Access to Inpatient Rehabilitation 15
  • ICD 10 Implementation Delayed Another Year; Mixed Industry Responses 17
  • Historic Medicare Physician Payment Data Now Available 18
  • Security Risk Assessment Tool Offered To Assist Providers with HIPAA Compliance 19
  • Medicare Participating Post-Acute Care Providers as of 2014 20
  • CMS Delays ‘Two Midnight’ Rule Until After September 30 20
  • CMS Launches Medicare Care Choices Model Initiative 21
  • NIH Latest News: Four Patients with Paraplegia Regain Voluntary Movement through Spinal Stimulation 22
  • FDA Issues Final Rule Requiring Mandatory Electronic Reporting For Adverse Events 23
  • AHRQ Latest News: Rates of Serious Infections Are Low Following Ambulatory Surgery;
  • Yet the Number of Patients Who Develop These Serious Infections Is High, Study Shows 24
  • AHRQ Research Projects to Determine Likelihood of Stage 3 Requirements 25
  • 2014 Transmittal List 29
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