tci Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement - 2004 Issue 33

Long-term Care: SNFs Should Heed Admission Rules

Here are the hoops nursing homes will have to jump through if CMS heeds new advice.The regulatory terrain will be getting more treacherous for long-term care hospitals-within-hospitals if the HHS Office of Inspector General gets its way.  An Aug. 11 inspection report, "Long Term Care Hospitals-Within-Hospitals" (OEI-01-02-00630), found that 19 of 87 HwHs exceeded the annual 5 percent threshold for readmissions from their host hospitals between 2000 and 2002. Many of these readmissions involved high cost diagnosis-related groups, according to the OIG. "As Medicare's prospective payment system for long-term care hospitals is fully implemented, paying HwHs...

To read the full article, sign in and subscribe to tci Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement.

Keep pace with evolving Medicare regulations — and onboard your team — with timely analysis of critical updates interpreted in an easy-to-follow, easy-to-apply format. Your subscription to TCI's Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement Alert will equip you to navigate code and guideline changes, CCI edits, and revisions to modifiers, payer policies, the fee schedule, OIG target areas, and more.

  • Current newsletters added each month
  • Fully searchable archives - over 4200 articles
  • ALL years/issues back to 2003 organized by year and issue
  • Codes mentioned in articles are linked to Code Information pages
  • Code Information pages link back to related articles
Access to this feature is available in the following products:
  • tci Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement +Archives

free demo
request yours today
for any budget
sign IN
welcome back!