CMS Re-Enabling Registration In IACS System
Posted: 04.17.15 | Category: Talent Solutions
In January, CMS began a planned one-week transition of the Provider Statistical and Reimbursement Report (PS&R) application from the IACS system to the EIDM system. However, there were technical problems with the transition and it was postponed until further notice. Providers that were not active in the IACS system at the start of the systems transition have not been able to register in the IACS system and are unable to access their PS&R reports, creating difficulties for a number of hospice providers relative to self-calculation and reporting of the 2014 aggregate cap as well as for home health providers that were under the deadline to meet cost reporting requirements.
Effective April 15, 2015, two of CMS’ HHH contractors (CGS and NGS) have announced that CMS is re-enabling registration in the IACS system.
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House Passes SGR Reform Bill
Posted: 03.27.15 | Category: TCG Solutions
Yesterday, a majority passed Medicare legislation that reforms the physician payment formula also known as the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). H.R. 2 will now go to the Senate where it is expected to pass.
The bill includes the previously reported provisions that affect home health and hospice services:
- The annual payment rate update (Market Basket Index) is set at 1% in 2018. This represents an estimated 1 point reduction from what would otherwise be the update
- A two year extension of the home health rural add-on at 3%. Under the bill, the add-on would expire with episodes beginning January 1, 2018 and later.
- Modification of the home health surety bond requirements setting the bond minimum at $50,000 and allowing Medicare to scale the bond value up commensurate with the volume of Medicare revenue in the home health agency.
The Medicare beneficiary changes do not include a home health copay.
The bill “would institute a permanent fix in the physician payment methodology” which is good news for Medicare providers as there have been 17 previous “patches” that were financed by cutting provider payment rates.
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Posted: 12.15.14 | Category: Education & Training, TCG Promotions
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