Changes In Medicare Payments For Long-Term Care

Law360 (February 28, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- On January 25, 2007, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed new rules that would result in significant changes to long-term care hospital (LTCH) payments if the rules are made final in their current form.

Most significantly, this proposed rule would extend the “25% Rule” to any LTCH for which more than 25% (or the applicable percentage for certain rural and Medicare dominant hospitals) of its discharges were admitted from a single hospital, regardless of whether the referral hospital and the LTCH are co-located....
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