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CMS Issues FY 2015 Final Rules for Medicare Part A


8/5/2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued final rules and corresponding fact sheets for Medicare Part A, including the following: 

Skilled Nursing Facility

Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing Final Rule for FY 2015

CMS Fact Sheet: CMS finalizes fiscal year 2015 payment and policy changes for Medicare Skilled Nursing Facilities 

Inpatient Psychiatric Facility

Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System Final Rule for FY 2015

CMS Fact Sheet: Medicare Issues Payment Updates and Policy Changes for Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities

Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility

Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System Final Rule for FY 2015

CMS Fact Sheet: Fiscal Year 2015 Payment and Policy Changes for Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities 

Hospice

Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update Final Rule for FY 2015

CMS Fact Sheet: CMS finalizes updates to the wage index and payment rates for the Medicare Hospice benefit for fiscal year 2015

Hospital Inpatient

Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems Final Rule for FY 2015

CMS Fact Sheet: Fiscal Year 2015 Policy and Payment Changes for Inpatient Stays in Acute-Care Hospitals and Long-Term Care Hospitals

CMS Fact Sheet: CMS to Improve Quality of Care during Hospital Inpatient Stays 

 

The final rules are effective October 1, 2014. AOTA is currently analyzing the final rules and their implications for occupational therapy – check back soon for more details. Please email your thoughts and questions to regulatory@aota.org

Read the items below for details about the rules as they were proposed: 

CMS Issues FY 2015 Proposed Rules for Medicare Part A 

AOTA Comments on Medicare Part A Proposed Rules for FY 2015 

How Will Medicare Regulations Affect Your Practice?