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Resources by Topic: Legislation and regulations

Medicare Payment Basics: Durable Medical Equipment Payment System
Details an overview of Medicare payments for medical equipment used to treat beneficiaries at home.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Medicare Payment Basics: Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities Payment System
Presents an overview of Medicare's payment system for inpatient rehabilitation services in freestanding facilities or within acute care hospitals.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Medicare Payment Basics: Outpatient Hospital Services Payment System
Outlines Medicare's payments for outpatient hospital services. Features considerations for rural sole community hospitals.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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MedPAC Comment on CMS's Proposed Rule on Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs
Comments on an August 17, 2018 Federal Register proposed rule changing the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). Focuses on the proposed changes for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), including a move to two-sided risk models, using regional spending benchmarks, and more. Addresses potential impacts for small ACOs, which include rural ACOs.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Medicare Payment Basics: Skilled Nursing Facility Services Payment System
Provides an overview of Medicare payments for skilled nursing facility services. Discusses rates for small, rural hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Medicare Payment Basics: Physician and Other Health Professional Payment System
Presents an overview of Medicare payments for physician services conducted in a variety of settings including physicians’ offices, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, skilled nursing facilities and other post-acute care settings, hospices, outpatient dialysis facilities, clinical laboratories, and beneficiaries’ homes.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Medicare Payment Basics: Part D Payment System
Presents an overview of the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Medicare Payment Basics: Outpatient Dialysis Services Payment System
Provides an overview of how Medicare pays for the outpatient dialysis services of beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Includes information about the facility-level rural adjustment.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Medicare Payment Basics: Medicare Advantage Program Payment System
Presents an overview of Medicare payments to Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. Includes information on Medicare Advantage regions.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Medicare Payment Basics: Long-term Care Hospitals Payment System
Provides an overview of Medicare payments for long-term care services. Discusses rate setting, payment updates, the 25 percent rule, and more.
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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