GreisGuide to LTACHs Newsletter (October 2009)

Posted by Jason Greis on October 19, 2009 under Articles, eNewsletter | Be the First to Comment

This issue of the GreisGuide to LTACHs Newsletter contains articles and information on: Read More...

Key Guidance Provided Regarding Application of MMSEA Exceptions to LTACH Development, Relocation and Change of Ownership Transactions

Posted by Jason Greis on September 29, 2009 under Articles | Be the First to Comment

Section 114 of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (“MMSEA”) established, among other things, a three-year temporary moratorium on the establishment of new LTACHs and LTACH beds, subject to certain limited exceptions.  When rules implementing the moratorium were released by CMS in an Interim Final Rule on May 22, 2008, CMS did not specify which change of ownership and facility relocation activities by existing LTACHs and LTACH satellite would continue to be permissible under the moratorium.  In fact, CMS specifically advised the industr that such questions should be directed to their Medicare Administrative Contractors, and that the CMS Regional Office would address specific situations on a case by case basis.  Read More...

Legislation Proposed to Extend Provisions of the MMSEA Impacting Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals

Posted by Jason Greis on May 3, 2009 under Articles | Be the First to Comment

On April 27, 2009 Congressmen Earl Pomeroy (D-ND), John Larson (D-CT), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), and John Yarmuth (D-KY) introduced H.R. 2124, also known as the Medicare Long-Term Care Hospital Improvement Act of 2009 (the “Act”).  The Act was introduced for the purpose of extending certain payment and regulatory relief (i.e., a reprieve from the “25% Rule,” which generally reduces payment for a certain percentage of patients transferred from short-term acute-care hospitals to long-term acute care hospitals (“LTACHs”)) gained by LTACHs under the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (“MMSEA”).  The MMSEA also established a temporary three-year moratorium on the development of new LTACHs and new satellites and bed increases from December 29, 2007 to December 28, 2010. Read More...

Recent Developments & Trends in Health Care-Related Litigation

Posted by Jason Greis on January 13, 2009 under Events | Be the First to Comment

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