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On April 24, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service, long-term acute-care (LTCH) prospective payment system for fiscal year (FY) 2019. 
Member News | April 26
Hospitals and other providers have likely begun seeing Medicare enrollees present new Medicare identification cards this month. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began mailing the new cards to Medicare beneficiaries April 1.
Member News | April 12
Weekly news and updates from the MHA. 
Monday Report | March 26
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards as part of efforts to help reduce identify theft.
Member News | March 22
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | February 05
As of Jan. 13, home healthcare agencies are required to comply with the new Medicare and Medicaid CoPs. Because it has been more than 20 years since home health CoPs have been updated, it is important to understand the changes and revised compliance processes.
Member News | February 02
Effective Feb. 5, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will accept Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for a limited settlement agreement option for Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) providers (appellants) with fewer than 500 appeals pending as of Nov. 3, 2017.
Member News | February 01
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | January 15
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Jan. 9 the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced) program, a new Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) voluntary bundled payment model. 
Member News | January 11
The MHA Health Foundation webinar “Understanding Medicare Telemedicine Billing Guidelines” will examine telemedicine billing processes and guidelines for documentation and much more. 
Member News | January 11
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | January 08
The number of Medicare beneficiaries entering hospitals as observation patients doubled between 2006 and 2014 to nearly 1.9 million, according to figures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). 
Member News | January 05
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | December 18
As the 2017 congressional calendar winds down, members of the U.S. House and Senate are continuing to work on proposals that could have a significant impact on Michigan patients, hospitals and the healthcare community.
Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment in Michigan totaled approximately 727,000 in October, an increase of 6,000 beneficiaries since July. 
Member News | December 08
Members of the U.S. House and Senate are working to reconcile their two versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which aims to simplify the U.S. tax code but also contains provisions that would have serious repercussions for patients and hospitals in Michigan.
Weekly news and updates from the MHA. 
Monday Report | November 06
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule Nov. 1 to update the Medicare fee-for-service outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) for 2018. 
Member News | November 02
Weekly news and updates from the MHA. 
Monday Report | October 16
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards as part of efforts to help reduce identify theft. 
Member News | October 12
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