Monday August 29, 2011
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced
it will cut Medicare payments to skilled nursing facilities by $3.9
billion next year to recover overpayments it made to companies that
inflated their costs. CMS says its newly recalibrated
classification system, known as "Resource Utilization Groups
Version 4," or RUG-IV, will eliminate skilled nursing facilities'
ability to bill for a higher level of care than they actually
provide to patients. According to a July 29 statement ...