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Medicare: New payment rule boosts budgets and patient safety programs

Mon, 08/05/2013 - 1:50pm
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The newly unveiled 2014 Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services payment rules increase hospital payments and prescribe new patient safety initiatives.

Medicare: New CMS rule boosts budgets, patient safety programs

Medicare officials released new hospital payment rules for 2014 that would increase certain budgets and take steps to implement healthcare reform measures mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

CMS increased payment rates for inpatient stays at both general and long-term care hospitals and hones definitions for what types of situations merit hospital admission, responding to "recent concerns about extended Medicare beneficiary stays in the hospital outpatient department," according to the report.

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