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7/2/2015 Members Only
  • Letter from the Chair 4
  • AMRPA Legislative Update 5
  • Senate Finance Committee Introduces the Audit & Appeal Fairness, Integrity, and Reforms in Medicare Act of 2015 8
  • AMRPA Submits Comments on IRF PPS FY 2016 Proposed Rule 11
  • CMS Issues Final Rule Governing Medicare Shared Savings ACOs 16
  • Counting and Reporting Therapy Minutes on the IRF-PAI 18
  • CMS Issues 437-A and 437-B Forms for Public Comment 19
  • CMS Proposes to Streamline and Strengthen the Rules Governing Medicaid Managed Care 20
  • AMRPA Comments on FY2016 IPPS NPRM BPCI Provisions 22
  • GAO: CMS Needs Better Process for Developing Relative Values for Medicare Physicians’ Payment 29
  • HHS-Funded Study Seeks to Reduce the Rate of Falls among Older Adults 30
  • Second Round of Medicare Billing Data Released at Annual Health Datapalooza 31
  • One in Four with Year-Round Health Insurance Forgo Needed Care, Report Finds 32
  • 2015 Transmittal List 33
6/2/2015 Members Only
  • Letter from the Chair 3
  • AMRPA Legislative Update 4
  • Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Medicare Audits and Appeals 7
  • FY 2016 IRF PPS Rule Expands Focus on Quality Measures, Accountability and IMPACT Act  10
  • Long-Term Care Hospitals Implement Dual Payment Rate Framework  18
  • FY 2016 SNF PPS Proposed Rule Implements Quality Provisions Required by IMPACT Act  22
  • What Are You Doing With The Quality Measures Data?  25
  • NIH Study Offers Different Approach to Stroke Care  26
  • AMRPA Submits Comment Letter on FY 16 SNF Proposed Rule 27
  • CMS Needs To Take Steps to Ensure That States Report Accurate Provider-Specific Payment Data, GAO Says 28
  • Difference Between Payment and Cost for FY 2016 Based on FY 2016 IRF PPS Proposal Rule. 29
  • Pioneer ACO Model Produced Substantial Savings in Its First Two Years, Report Finds  30
  • FY 2016 Medicare Prospective Payment Systems Rules Status  30
  • FY 2016 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Proposed Rule Expands Quality Measurers and Data Reporting Requirements  31
  • 2014 eCQMs Updated for 2016 Reporting 32
  • 2015 Transmittal List 33
5/2/2015 Members Only
  • Letter from the Chair 3
  • AMRPA Legislative Update 4
  • Disability Consumer Groups Organize to Preserve Access to Rehabilitation Services 9
  • CMS Evaluates the First Year of the Bundled Payment Care Initiative (BPCI) 12
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Medicare Managed Care Plans 18
  • Overcoming Subjectivity In FIM Scoring 21
  • CMS Issues Proposed Rule for Stage 3 of Meaningful Use 23
  • AMRPA Testimony before House Committee on Energy and Commerce Hearing on Post Acute Care Delivery 25
  • 2015 PPS-Excluded Rehabilitation Hospitals, Units, Long-Term Care Hospitals And CORFs By State 30
  • OIG Reports: Paying CAHs the Lower SNF PPS Rates for Swing Beds Could Have Resulted In Substantial Savings 32
  • ASPE Releases Analysis on Medicare Spending in 2009-2013 34
  • 2015 Transmittal List 36
4/2/2015 Members Only
  • Letter from the Chair 3
  • AMRPA Legislative Update 4
  • AMRPA Advocacy Pays Off as HHS Defines in Regulations Habilitative and Rehabilitative Serves and Devices 7
  • MedPAC Publishes March Report: Zero Update for Rehabilitation Hospitals and Units Again 10
  • AMRPA Members Advocate for the Rehabilitation Field at Annual Spring Executive Forum and Medical Directors Boot Camp 14
  • Supreme Court Considers What “Established by the State” Means 19
  • Overcoming Subjectivity In FIM Scoring 21
  • Medicare Participating Post-Acute Care Providers as of 2015 22
  • Ever-Evolving Developments in Health Information Technology 23
  • CMS Issues Report Assessing the Impact of its Quality Measurement Programs  24
  • AMRPA Participates in IMPACT Act Listening Session; Submits Comments to CMS  26
  • CMS “Next Generation ACO Model” Aims At Improving Health Outcomes and Lowering Expenditures for Beneficiaries 30
  • CMS Delays Publishing Final Rule on Repaying Medicare Overpayments  31
  • Statistics & Findings: CDC Brief Examines Total Hip Replacement Hospitalizations Among
  • Inpatients Aged 45 and Over: United States, 2000–2010 32
  • PCORI Has Established Research Priorities, Funding for CER Studies, GAO Reports 35
  • 2015 Transmittal List 37
3/2/2015 Members Only
  • Letter from the Chair 3
  • AMRPA Legislative Update 4
  • Medicare Audits and Appeals: Proposals Included in the President’s Budget 6
  • President Obama Releases Proposed FY 2016 Budget 9
  • HHS Announces Bold Plans for Reforming Medicare’s Payment Methods 12
  • Is It Really Debility? 13
  • CMS Issues Informal Guidance on Resumption of Manual Medical Review of Outpatient Therapy
  • Services Which Exceed the $3,700 Threshold 15
  • GAO and Congress Reviews CMS Preparation for Transition to ICD-10 16
  • HHS Announces New State Innovation Models Initiative to Improve Health Care 18
  • Work Group Recommends Conducting Larger-Scale Research Studies on Approaches for Pain
  • Management with DoD and VA 19
  • ACL Final Rule Seeks to Strengthen Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs 20
  • Statistics and Findings: Characteristics of Residents Living in Residential Care Communities, by
  • Community Bed Size: United States, 2012 21
  • CMS Publishes HAC Reduction Program and Hospital VBP Program FY 2015 Results 22
  • Medpac Staff Provides Status of Medicare Advantage Program 23
  • AHRQ Launches Initiative to Improve Care in Health Care Settings: First Focus: Ambulatory Care Settings and Long Term Care Facilities 24
  • 2015 Transmittal List 26
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