tci Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement - 2004 Issue 20

Rehab: IRFs Must Act Now On 75% Rule Compliance

Rehab providers don't have long to meet the threshold.Fiscal intermediaries will be tracking 75 percent rule compliance based on a 12-month review period that's different from many providers' cost-reporting period, warns consultant Ann Lambert Kremer with Baker Newman & Noyes in Portland, ME.And since FIs need four months to review the results and alert the facility to any change in classification before its next cost-report period begins, some facilities will have a review period that doesn't provide for a full 12 months of data.Specifically, facilities that have a cost reporting period that begins anywhere between July...

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