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CMS PROPOSES 2018 PAYMENT AND POLICY UPDATES FOR MEDICARE HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS, RELEASES A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

April 18, 2017

On April 14, CMS issued a proposed rule that would update 2018 Medicare payment and polices when patients are admitted into hospitals. The proposed rule aims to relieve regulatory burdens for providers; supports the patient-doctor relationship in health care; and promotes transparency, flexibility, and innovation in the delivery of care.

CMS is proposing:
• a one year regulatory moratorium on the payment policy threshold for patient admissions in long-term care hospitals while CMS continues to evaluate long-term care hospital policies
• to reduce clinical quality measure reporting requirements for hospitals that have implemented electronic health records

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