CMS Vows To Cull Ranks Of Rural Hospitals Getting Extra Pay

Law360, New York (August 15, 2013, 3:35 PM EDT) -- Responding to an inspector general's report released Thursday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has agreed to ask Congress for power to revoke the special designation allowing more generous payments to hundreds of rural hospitals around the country, setting up a major lobbying fight.

CMS' vow to see legislative authority came in response to an audit that found 849 of the nation's 1,329 critical access hospitals, if forced to re-enroll in Medicare, would not meet a requirement that they be at least a certain distance...
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