June 14, 2002Client Alert

CMS Proposes to Ease the Burdens of the Medicare Provider-Based Rules

On May 9, 2002, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published a proposed rule (the “Proposed Rule”) to revise the Medicare acute care hospital inpatient prospective payment systems for operating and capital costs that includes changes to other hospital payment policies, including the Medicare provider-based rules. These proposed changes contain significant revisions to the effective date of the provider-based rules as well as changes to the scope and applicability of those rules.
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