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Healthcare Professionals / Progress Notes / Govt. Affairs/Reimbursement

Be sure to monitor this site for information on key legislative issues. This site will be updated as issues are identified and reported by news sources.

Room for improvement with two-midnight rule

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Medicare 2014 Inpatient Policy Final Rule

FAQs for LGH Medical and Dental Staff.

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The future of health care, according to cardiologist Dr. Eric Topol
7/3/2013 – "There's a big shake-up coming" to healthcare, cardiologist Eric Topol, MD, told attendees at the annual conference of America's Health Insurance Plans.  Read more

LGH to participate in CMS Bundled Payment for Care Improvement initiative

Lancaster General Hospital has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement initiative.

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Doc fix in fiscal cliff plan stops physician pay cuts but hits hospital payments

Legislation passed by Congress New Year’s Day to avoid the fiscal cliff would stop a scheduled payment cut in Medicare physician payments, but hospitals will have to bear a major part of financing that pays for the fix.

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Recovery Auditors looking at your inpatient admission documentation

Medicare’s Recovery Auditors (formerly known as RACs) are looking at the medical necessity of your inpatient admissions.

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Supreme Court ruling on ACA: Status quo for now, long term physician concern is impact on reimbursement

On June 28th, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 majority opinion upholding the health care reform law's (ACA) individual mandate.

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RACs looking at syncope and collapse prepayment audits
6/20/2012 – Medicare' s Recovery Audit Contractors are setting their sights on syncope and collapse claims.  Read more

Primary care docs to get Medicaid pay boost
5/8/2012 – Primary care physicians would receive reimbursements for Medicaid equal to what Medicare pays in a two-year "fix" mandated by the health care law, HHS says in a proposed ruleRead more

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