HCFA needs better assurance that hospitals meet Medicare conditions of participation

statement of David P. Baine, Director, Federal Health Care Delivery Issues, Human Resources Division, before the Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives.
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Volume II of Medicare: A Strategy for Quality Assurance provides extensive source materials on quality assurance, including results of focus groups with the elderly and practicing physicians, findings from public hearings on quality of care for the elderly, and many exhibits from site visits and the literature on quality measurements and assurance tools.

Start Preamble Start Printed Page AGENCY: Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), HHS. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: This final rule amends the Anesthesia Services Condition of Participation (CoP) for hospitals, the Surgical Services Condition of Participation for Critical Access Hospitals (CAH), and the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Conditions of Coverage Surgical Services.

merly HCFA), hospitals are required to meet a set of minimum requirements called Conditions of Participation (CoPs). A private hospital is not required to be eligible for. Training for navigators, agents, brokers, & other assisters.

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Prohibited physician-owned hospitals that do not have a provider agreement by Decemto participate in Medicare. Allowed their participation in Medicare under a rural provider and hospital exception to the ownership or investment prohibition if they meet certain requirements addressing conflict of interest, bona fide investments.

Medigap (Medicare Supplement Health Insurance) Medical Savings Account (MSA) Private Fee-for-Service Plans. Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Regional Preferred Provider Organizations (RPPO) Special Needs Plans.

Medicare Advantage Quality Improvement Program. Medicare Advantage. Medicare Advantage Applications. We are revising the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for operating and capital-related costs of acute care hospitals to implement changes arising from our continuing experience with these systems.

Some of the changes implement certain statutory provisions contained. cost-effective for HCFA to support HMO participation in Medicare mana ged care in relatively rural or unpopulated counties. Table 10 lists th e percent of counties with at least one HMO.

Section (c) of the Affordable Care Act required that all skilled nursing centers develop Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs. The QAPI requirements were included in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) revised Requirements of Participation (RoP) for nursing centers, published in October The Impact of the Medicare Fee Schedule on Teaching Physicians () was started because of four concerns: (1) teaching physicians perform more high-technology procedures and less primary care, which could result in disproportionate net loss for these practices; (2) teaching hospitals and medical schools tend to be located in large urban areas.

Health Care Financing Administration, Health Care Financing Program Statistics, Medicare and Medicaid Data Book,HCFA Pub. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), Cited by: An Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) revealed errors in 30 percent of all claims paid by HCFA in fiscal year 1 These errors account for approximately $ billion annually, or 14 percent of total Medicare fee-for-service (i.e., excluding managed care) payments.

About half of the. Medicare is a national health insurance program in the United States, begun in under the Social Security Administration (SSA) and now administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

It primarily provides health insurance for Americans aged 65 and older, but also for some younger people with disability status as determined by the Social Security Administration, as. (7) hospitals shall have available at all times personnel sufficient to meet patient care needs; and (8) hospitals shall have in place evidence-based protocols for the early recognition and treatment of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock that are based on generally accepted standards of care as required by subdivision (a) of section.

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Medicare and Medicaid paid hospitals a combined total of $77 billion less than hospitals’ costs of caring for Medicare and Medicaid patients. [] * As ofstate Medicaid plans limited payments for hospital stays to no more than 45 days in Florida, 24 days in Oklahoma, and 30 days in Texas.

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Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) The Rural Health Clinic (RHC) program is intended to increase access to primary care services for patients in rural communities.

RHCs can be public, nonprofit, or for-profit healthcare facilities. To receive certification, they must be located in rural, underserved areas.

hospitals that work together collaboratively and accept collective accountability for the cost and quality of care delivered to a population of patients. ACOs became popular in the Medicare fee-for-service benefit system as a result of the Affordable Care Act. ACOs are formed around a variety of existing types of.

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The outlier threshold is determined by the centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), formerly known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA). Overutilization: Using established criteria as a guide, determination is made as to whether the patient is receiving services that are redundant, unnecessary, or in excess.EMTALA applies only to "participating hospitals" -- i.e., to hospitals which have entered into "provider agreements" under which they will accept payment from the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under the Medicare program for services provided to beneficiaries of that program.conditions and the geographic location of eligible transplant centers.

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