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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
4/2/2014 Members Only
  • Letter from the Chair 4
  • AMRPA Legislative Update 5
  • A Hint of RAC Relief, But Additional Challenges for Some 8
  • MedPAC Publishes March Report; Continues Move toward Post-Acute Care Reform and Zero Update for Rehabilitation Hospitals 10
  • Preparing for the Changes to Presumptive Compliance 16
  • AMRPA Members Have Been Hard At Work Advocating for the Field of Medical Rehabilitation 17
  • Sixteen Members of Congress Sign Letter Opposing CMS 60 Percent Rule Increase 18
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Medical Directors and Hospital Executives Descend on Washington to Advocate for the Field 20
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital Patients Have Better Outcomes, Live Longer 22
  • HHS Issues 2015 Edition of EHR Technology Certification Criteria 23
  • AMRPA Comments on Functional Measures 24
  • Latest OIG Report Stresses Need for SNFs to Significantly Reduce the Incidence of Adverse Events 28
  • CMS Seeks Input on Next Phase of Competitive Bidding Implementation 34
  • NIH Study Comparing Treatment Methods for Sepsis Patients Shows Survival Rate Same 35
  • 2014 Transmittal List 36
  • AMRPA Membership Dues 38
3/5/2014 Members Only
  • Letter from the Chair 4
  • AMRPA Legislative Update 5
  • No Real Solutions in Sight: Hunker Down for Medicare Appeal Delays 8
  • CMS Issues Guidance Implementing Clarification under the Jimmo V. Sebelius Settlement 10
  • AMRPA Launches Advocacy Liaison Network 11
  • Common 60% Rule Compliance Errors 12
  • Latest Survey Results on Audits and Denials 14
  • CMS Announces RAC Changes Intended to Ease Burden on Providers 15
  • AMRPA Member News.. 16
  • AMRPA Comments Relating to MedPAC’s November and December Meetings 17
  • OIG Report: CMS Pays $23 Million in False Medicare Claims for Deceased Beneficiaries 21
  • CMS Issues Final Rule on Home and Community-Based Services 24
  • ASPE Issues Brief on Status of Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment 24
  • Statistics and Findings 26
  • Study Finds a Decline in Adverse Events for Heart Attack, Heart Failure Patients 29
  • 2014 Transmittal List 30
  • AMRPA Membership Dues 33
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