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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
2/2/2014 Members Only
  • Letter from the Chair 4
  • AMRPA Legislative Update 5
  • HHS Imposes Two-Year Suspension on ALJ Hearings 8
  • MedPAC Adopts Final Recommendations for March Report for FY 2015 Update and Initial Policy 10
  • New Program Helps Hospitals, Patients Avoid Readmissions 12
  • Common FIM Scoring Errors 13
  • Congress Ended 2013 with Budget Agreement and Three-Month SGR Fix 15
  • MedPAC and MACPAC Complete Yearlong Joint Report on Dual-Eligibles 16
  • AMRPA Medical Directors Boot Camp & Spring Executive Forum 18
  • Researchers Examine Accuracy of Coding Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcer Stages 20
  • New ACOs Selected to Participate in the Shared Savings Program 20
  • PCORI Approves Over $1 Billion in Funding for Effectiveness Research 22
  • OIG Report: OIG’s Audit of Noridian Healthcare Finds Hospital Overpayments 23
  • Latest NIH News: 3 New Projects Launched to Advance Clinical Treatments 25
  • AHRQ: Loss of Bone Mineral Density Over Time is Associated with Progressive Cartilage Loss in Osteoarthritic Knees 27
  • Statistics and Findings 28
  • CMS Proposed Rule Establishes Emergency Preparedness Standards for Health Care Providers 29
  • 2013 Transmittal List 30
  • AMRPA Membership Dues 33
1/9/2014 Members Only
  • Letter from the Chair 4
  • AMRPA Legislative Update 5
  • Health Reform Rollout Improves in Second Month: CMS Plans for Quality Ratings of Exchange Health Plans 7
  • MedPAC Considers Payment Adequacy and Payment Updates for Medicare Providers 9
  • Common Coding Errors 14
  • The Role of the Medical Director in the RAC Audit Process 16
  • CMS Issues CY 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule 17
  • New Veterans Administration Rule Expands Traumatic Brain Injury Benefits 19
  • OIG Report: High Rates of Nursing Home Rehospitalizations Could Have Been Avoided Through
  • Closer Monitoring; New Quality Measure to Track Hospital Admissions Recommended 20
  • Reconstruction Rates and Risk Factors Following ACL Surgery 22
  • CMS Home Health Final Rule Reduces Payments by $200 Million; Providers Plan Protest on Hill,
  • Lawsuit After Cuts 23
  • FY 2014: Medicare Prospective Payment System Rules Status 24
  • CMS Finalizes OPPS and ASC Policies for CY 2014 25
  • HHS Awards $55.5 Million in Grants to Boost Health Care Workforce Training 26
  • Top 10 Medical Innovations in 2014 for Improving Patient Care 27
  • Medical Rehabilitation Glossary of Acronyms 28
  • Statistics: Top Five Expenditures for Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs 31
  • 2013 Transmittal List 32
  • AMRPA Membership Dues 34
12/2/2013 Members Only
  • Letter from the Chair 4
  • AMRPA Legislative Update 5
  • Administration Stumbles in Health Reform Rollout Pushes More Responsibility to the States 8
  • Your Future Is Here 10
  • MedPAC and Others Consider PAC Payment Systems and Interim Steps 10
  • OIG Releases Report Analyzing the First Level of the Medicare Appeals Process 13
  • Audit To Do List 16
  • RehabCare Feature 17
  • Tentative 2014 Legislative Schedule 21
  • NIH Funds Development of Co-Robots to Assist Persons with Disabilities 23
  • 2013 PPS-Excluded Rehabilitation Hospitals, Units, Long-Term Care Hospitals and CORFs by State 24
  • CMS Announces Medicare Part A and B Savings for Beneficiaries 27
  • Number and Characteristics of Providers Awarded Medicare Incentive Payments in 2011–2012 28
  • Research Study Examines Role of Health Care Centers 30
  • New Report Finds Use of Both Effective And Unsafe Prescription Drugs Varies Across the U.S 31
  • 2013 Transmittal List 32
  • AMRPA Membership Dues 34
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