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News by Topic: Post-acute care

Aug 10, 2020 - Notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services updating the prospective payment system for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) for fiscal year 2021. Among other things, this rule adopts the most recent Office of Management and Budget (OMB) statistical area delineations, with a 5% cap on wage index decreases; removes the post-admission physician evaluation requirement; and allows non-physician practitioners to perform certain IRF coverage requirements that are currently required to be performed by a rehabilitation physician. This rule is effective on October 1, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 28, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is extending the deadline for comments on the residential care community (RCC) and adult day services center (ADSC) survey components of the National Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Study (NPALS). Comments are due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register