The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2014 IPPS Proposed Rule on April 26, 2013, proposing several payment revisions as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
Although compliance programs for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are not a new concept, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act , enacted March 23, 2010, requires nursing facilities to have a compliance and ethics program in operation by March 23, 2013, that effectively prevents and detects criminal, civil and administrative violations under the Social Security Act of 1935 and promotes quality of health care.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided to uphold virtually all of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as it was enacted. First and foremost, all Medicare-related provisions are left intact, so all payment cuts to providers that have already been implemented will remain
The debt limit crisis was resolved with the enactment of the Budget Control Act of 2011 . The good news for Medicare providers is there are no immediate cuts to provider payment. In a best-case scenario, there may not be any in the longer term, either, but the bad news is such cuts are more likely than not to occur.