Tag: Medicare Part A Payments


IPPS Final Rules update for Medicare payments for 2023

CMS has published the Fiscal Year 2023 (Oct 1, 2022) final rules for Medicare payments. The major rule is, of course, the inpatient hospital prospective payment system (IPPS) and long-term care hospital (LTCH) PPS rule. The final rule, as reported by Stanley Nachimson, contains several payment and quality program changes that go into effect Oct […]
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Top Error Rates Offer Clues to Denials

The Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) program grew out of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General improper payment rate estimates from 1996 through 2002. Due to sample size restrictions, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) assumed responsibility because they had access to more granulated data in 2003. The […]
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