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The Medicare hospital certification system needs reform

United States. General Accounting Office

The Medicare hospital certification system needs reform

report to the Congress

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by General Accounting Office in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Medicare.,
  • Hospitals -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 48 p. ;
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17819220M

    Medicare Web-Based Education Tools. CMS Provider Minutes These short video tips can help practices properly submit claims with sufficient documentation in order to receive correct payment the first time.; CMS Web-based Training (WBT) Courses Includes documents and quizzes on topics such as medical coding and billing, avoiding fraud and abuse, and more. May 21,  · While laying out a bipartisan plan for reforming health care, Alice Rivlin explains why enacting Medicare reform has the power to move the whole American health delivery system away from fee .

    Home» Green Book» Chapter 2 Medicare. Medicare Legislative History. Legislative History. Click Here For Printer Friendly Version. Directed the Secretary to report to Congress a plan to reform the hospital wage index system. Requires application of the budget neutrality requirement associated with the effect of the imputed rural. Dec 29,  · The U.S. health care system has some of the most highly qualified, competent doctors in the world, and the care that they provide is generally as .

    The acronym for the quality reporting system that provided an incentive payment for " eligible professionals " EPs who satisfactorily reported data on quality measures for covered services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries is. The duration of time Medicare uses for hospital and skilled nursing facility SNF services is called a. Skilled nursing facilities are a vital part of the care continuum focusing on patients requiring nursing and therapy services following a three-day or longer stay in a general acute-care hospital. The Medicare program pays for SNF services through a prospective payment system, with p.


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COMPTROLLER GENERAL'S THE MEDICARE HOSPITAL REPORT TO THE CONGRESS CERTIFICATION SYSTEM NEEDS REFORM DIGEST The Social Security Amendments of state that hospitals receiving Medicare funds be certified as meeting quality of care requirements called conditions of par- ticipation.

The Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) is required by law to certify that all hospitals participating in the Medicare program are providing quality care to patients.

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