Update on CMS' Medical Review Activities For Long Term Care

As of January 1, 2009, the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented several important medical review activities that could significantly affect Long Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs). Specifically, there are new statutory requirements directing CMS to study the feasibility of establishing clear admission criteria for LTCH patients, given Congress’ focus on reports from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPac) that there were no clear standards.

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