All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘CMS’

  • Medicare Readmission Reduction Calculation

    I came across a simple explanation of how CMS will calculate readmission reduction payments. Remember that the reduction applies to 3 categories: heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, and pneumonia. First, CMS tells us that the reductions are calculated using the excess readmission ratio, which is …

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  • Medicare Charges: What does CMS have to offer?

    Interestingly, CMS has recently published charges for more than 3,000 hospitals paid under IPPS. The charges include the top 100 most frequently billed charges during Fiscal Year 2011. CMS says that these “DRGs represent almost 7 million discharges or 60 percent of total Medicare IPPS …

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  • Direct Graduate Medical Education (GME) – Part 1

    The purpose of this post is to discuss direct graduate medical education (GME). I will provide an overview of what is required on E-3, Part IV on 2552-96 or the new E-4 on the 2552-10. GME compensates hospitals for the costs of running a teaching …

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