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Playing by the Rules: Review of CMS’s Recent Inpatient, Outpatient, and Physician Rulemakings and More

Within the span of a few summer days, CMS issued multiple voluminous rulemakings affecting hospitals:  proposed rules on the Outpatient Prospective Payment System, Physician Fee Schedule, and End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System and final rules on the Inpatient Prospective Payment System, Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System, Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System and Hospice Payments.

King & Spalding will host an 80-minute webinar discussing the highlights from these rulemakings, including:

  • General changes in Medicare payment rates and quality initiative requirements;
  • Requirements around price transparency for hospital standard charges;
  • Finalization of the site-neutral payment for off-campus provider-based departments;
  • Substantial adjustments to rural wage index and rural floor calculations;
  • Transitional add-on payments for “new and innovative equipment and supplies”;
  • New coverage for graduate medical education provided in Critical Access Hospitals; and
  • Continued discussion around cost report Worksheet S-10 for Uncompensated Care Pool payments. 

Thursday, August 29, 2019
1:00 P.M. – 2:20 P.M. ET

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Event Details

Date: August 29, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm (ET)

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Please register soon. You do not have to be a client to attend, and there is no charge.