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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2014)

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Post-acute care providers: Steps toward broad payment reforms (Chapter 7, March 2014 report)

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Skilled nursing facility services (Chapter 8, March 2014 report)

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Home health care services (Chapter 9, March 2014 report)

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Inpatient rehabilitation facility services (Chapter 10, March 2014 report)

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Long-term care hospital services (Chapter 11, March 2014 report)

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Hospice services (Chapter 12, March 2014 report)

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Appendixes: Hospice services (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 12, March 2014 report)

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Contractor report: Development of Potentially Avoidable Readmission and Functional Outcome SNF Quality Measures (March 2014)

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Comment letter: CMS's home health proposed rule (August 26, 2013)

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A Data Book: Health Care Spending and the Medicare Program (June 2013)

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National health care and Medicare spending

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Dual-eligible beneficiaries

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Quality of care in the Medicare program

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Post-acute care

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Other services

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Comment letter: CMS's hospice proposed rule (June 27, 2013)

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Comment letter: CMS's acute and long-term care hospitals proposed rule (June 25, 2013)

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Comment letter: CMS's inpatient rehabilitation facility proposed rule (June 25, 2013)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System (June 2013)

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Executive summary (June 2013 report)

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Approaches to bundling payment for post-acute care (Chapter 3, June 2013 report)

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Medicare hospice policy issues (Chapter 5, June 2013 report)

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Medicare payment basics: Home health care services payment system (October 2013)

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Testimony: Medicare Post-Acute Care Reforms (Ways and Means, June 14, 2013)

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Medicare payment basics: Hospice services payment system (October 2013)

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Medicare payment basics: Inpatient rehabilitation facilities payment system (October 2013)

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Medicare payment basics: Long-term care hospitals payment system (October 2013)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare program; prospective payment system and consolidated billing for skilled nursing facilities for FY 2014 (June 3, 2013)

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Medicare payment basics: Skilled nursing facility services payment system (October 2013)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2013)

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Contractor report: Differences in Resident Case-mix Between Medicare and Non-Medicare Nursing Home Residents (March 2013)

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Contractor report: Modeling Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Therapy Costs per Stay (March 2013)

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Contractor report: Community Discharge and Rehospitalization Outcome Measures (Fiscal Year 2011) (April 2013)

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Executive summary (March 2013 report)

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Post-acute care providers: Shortcomings in Medicare’s fee-for-service highlight the need for broad reforms (Chapter 7, March 2013 report)

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Skilled nursing facility services (Chapter 8, March 2013 report)

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Home health care services (Chapter 9, March 2013 report)

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Inpatient rehabilitation facility services (Chapter 10, March 2013 report)

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Long-term care hospital services (Chapter 11, March 2013 report)

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Hospice services (Chapter 12, March 2013 report)

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Appendixes: Hospice services (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 12, March 2013 report)

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Testimony: Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (Ways and Means, March 15, 2013)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare program; home health prospective payment system rate update for calendar year 2013, hospice quality reporting requirements, and survey and enforcement requirements for home health agencies (August 31, 2012)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule on acute and long-term care hospitals (June 22, 2012)

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Contractor report: Provider-level risk-adjusted quality measurement for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (July 2012)

A report by staff from RAND Health for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2012)

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Executive summary (March 2012 report)

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Skilled nursing facility services (Chapter 7, March 2012 report)

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Home health care services (Chapter 8, March 2012 report)

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Inpatient rehabilitation facility services (Chapter 9, March 2012 report)

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Long-term care hospital services (Chapter 10, March 2012 report)

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Hospice services (Chapter 11, March 2012 report)

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Contractor report: Impacts of a Revised Payment System for SNFs (March 2012)

A memo by staff from the Urban Institute for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update for Calendar Year 2012 (September 1, 2011)

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Comment letter: Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities; Disclosures of Ownership and Additional Disclosable Parties Information (June 24, 2011)

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Comment letter: Proposed Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Fiscal Year 2012 Rates (June 17, 2011)

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Comment letter: CMS’s proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for Federal Fiscal Year 2012 (June 17, 2011)

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Contractor report: Trends in Risk-Adjusted Skilled Nursing Facility Rates of Community Discharge and Potentially Avoidable Rehospitalization, 2000 through 2008 (June 2011)

A report by staff from the Division of Health Care Policy and Research, University of Colorado, for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2011)

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Skilled nursing facility services (Chapter 7, March 2011 report)

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Home health services (Chapter 8, March 2011 report)

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Inpatient rehabilitation facility services (Chapter 9, March 2011 report)

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Testimony: Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (Ways and Means, March 15, 2011)

Testimony before the Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives

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Contractor report: Development of Updated Models of Non-Therapy Ancillary Costs (October 2010)

A memo prepared for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from the Urban Institute

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Comment Letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; End-stage renal disease quality incentive (Sep 23, 2010)

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Comment Letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare program; home health prospective payment system rate update for calendar year 2011; changes in certificate requirements for home health agencies and hospice.

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Prospective payment system and consolidated billing for skilled nursing facilities for FY 2011 (July 29, 2010)

Comment letter

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Contractor report: Updates to SNF Quality Measures Risk Adjustment (June 2010)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from the Division of Health Care Policy and Research, University of Colorado Denver

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed changes to the prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities (SNF) in 2010 and 2011 (June 11, 2010)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2010)

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Hospice (Chapter 2E, March 2010 report)

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Appendixes: Hospice (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 2E, March 2010 report)

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Skilled nursing facility services (Chapter 3A, March 2010 report)

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Appendixes: Skilled nursing facility services (Online-only appendixes for Chapter 3A, March 2010 report)

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Home health services (Chapter 3B, March 2010 report)

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Inpatient rehabilitation facility services (Chapter 3C, March 2010 report)

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Long-term care hospital services (Chapter 3D, March 2010 report)

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Contractor report: Differences in Resident Case-Mix Between Medicare and Non-Medicare Nursing Home Residents (October 2009)

Report prepared by Abt Associates for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare program; Home health prospective payment system rate update for calendar year 2010 (September 23, 2009)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare Program; Proposed Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and Fiscal Year 2010 Rates and to the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Rate Year 2010 Rates (June 29, 2009; corrected version)

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Correction notice on MedPAC's Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare Program; Proposed Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and Fiscal Year 2010 Rates and to the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Rate Year 2010 Rates (June 29, 2009)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities for FY 2010; Minimum Data Set, Version 3.0 for Skilled Nursing Facilies and Medicaid Nursing Facilities; Proposed Rule (June 29, 2009)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for Federal Fiscal Year 2010; Proposed Rule (June 23, 2009)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare Program; Proposed Hospice Wage Index for Fiscal Year 2010; Proposed Rule (June 17, 2009)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2009)

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Skilled nursing facility services (Chapter 2D, March 2009 report)

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Home health services (Chapter 2E, March 2009 report)

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Inpatient rehabilitation facility services (Chapter 2F, March 2009 report)

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Long-term care hospital services (Chapter 2G, March 2009 report)

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Reforming Medicare's hospice benefit (Chapter 6, March 2009 report)

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Executive summary (March 2009 report)

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Comment letter to CMS Re: Revising the SNF Prospective Payment System

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Comment letter: CMS's interim final rule entitled Medicare Program; Changes for Long-Term Care Hospitals Required by Certain Provisions of the Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP Extension Act of 2007; 3-Year Moratorium on the Establishment of New Long-Term Care Hospitals and Long-Term Care Satellite Facilities and Increases in Beds in Existing Long-Term Care Hospitals and Long-Term Care Hospital Satellite Facilities; and 3-Year Delay in the Application of Certain Payment Adjustments (July 21, 2008)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities for FY 2009 (June 25, 2008)

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Report to the Congress: Reforming the Delivery System (June 2008)

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A revised prospective payment system for skilled nursing facilities (Chapter 7, June 2008 report)

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Evaluating Medicare's hospice benefit (Chapter 8, June 2008 report)

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Contractor report: Modeling Alternative Designs for a Revised PPS for Skilled Nursing Facilities (June 2008)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by the Urban Institute

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System for Long-Term Care Hospitals RY 2009: Proposed Annual Payment Rate Updates, Policy Changes, and Clarifications; Proposed Rule (March 24, 2008)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed revisions to the Minimum Data Set for nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities (March 21, 2008)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2008)

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Contractor report: Trends Between 2000 and 2005 in SNF Rates of Community Discharge and Rehospitalization

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center

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Skilled nursing facility services (Chapter 2D, March 2008 report)

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Home health services (Chapter 2E, March 2008 report)

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Inpatient rehabilitation facility services (Chapter 2F, March 2008 report)

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Long-term care hospital services (Chapter 2G, March 2008 report)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities for FY 2008 (June 27, 2007)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare Program: Proposed Changes to the Home Health Prospective Payment System Refinement and Rate Update for Calendar Year 2008 (June 26, 2007)

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Report to the Congress: Promoting Greater Efficiency in Medicare (June 2007)

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Value-based purchasing: Pay for performance in home health care (Chapter 4, June 2007 report)

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Skilled nursing facilities: The need for reform (Chapter 8, June 2007 report)

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Contractor report: Understanding Temporal Changes in and Factors Associated with SNF Rates of Community Discharge and Rehospitalization (June 2007)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by staff from the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for FY 2008 (June 11, 2007)

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Testimony: Payments to Selected Fee-For-Service Providers (May 15, 2007)

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System for Long-Term Care Hospitals, RY 2008: Proposed Annual Payment Rate Updates, and Policy Changes; and Proposed Hospital Direct and Indirect Graduate Medical Education Policy Changes (March 22, 2007)

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Contractor report: Closures of Hospital-Based SNF Units: Insights from Interviews with Administrators, Discharge Planners and Referring Physicians (March 2007)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by the Urban Institute

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2007)

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Post-acute care providers: An overview of issues (Chapter 3, March 2007 report)

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Skilled nursing facility services (Chapter 3A, March 2007 report )

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Home health services (Chapter 3B, March 2007 report)

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Inpatient rehabilitation facility services (Chapter 3C, March 2007 report)

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Long-term care hospital services (Chapter 3D, March 2007 report)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled: Medicare program; Home health prospective payment system rate update for calendar year 2007 (September 22, 2006)

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Contractor report: Small Patient Population and Low Frequency Event Effects on the Stability of SNF Quality Measures (September 2006)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by the Division of Health Care Policy and Research, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center

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Report to the Congress: Increasing the Value of Medicare (June 2006)

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Contractor report: The Medicare Hospice Payment System: A Preliminary Consideration of Potential Refinements (June 2006)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by RAND Health.

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Medicare's hospice benefit: Recent trends and consideration of payment system refinements (Chapter 3, June 2006 report)

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Adding quality measures in home health (Chapter 5, June 2006 report)

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Comment letter: CMS’s proposed rule entitled: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System for Long-Term Care Hospitals, RY 2007 (March 20, 2006)

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Testimony: Long-term care hospitals (March 15, 2006)

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2006)

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Home health services (Chapter 4B, March 2006 report)

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Long-term care hospital services (Chapter 4C, March 2006 report)

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Inpatient rehabilitation facility services (Chapter 4D, March 2006 report)

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Post-acute care providers (Chapter 4, March 2006 report)

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Skilled nursing facility services (Chapter 4A, March 2006 report )

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Report to the Congress: Home Health Agency Case Mix and Financial Performance (December 2005)

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Comment letter: CMS’s proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Home Health Prospective Payment Rate Update for Calendar Year 2006 (September 6, 2005)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for FY 2006 (July 13, 2005)

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Comment letter: CMS’s proposed rule entitled Medicare Program: Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities for FY 2006 (July 8, 2005)

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Report to the Congress: Issues in a Modernized Medicare Program (June 2005)

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Payment for post-acute care (Chapter 5, June 2005 report)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed rule on the Long Term Care Hospitals (March 29, 2005)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2005)

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Skilled nursing facility services (Chapter 2C, March 2005 report)

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Home health services (Chapter 2D, March 2005 report)

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Comment letter: Proposed rule entitled Medicare Program: Proposed Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems and Fiscal Year 2005 Rates (July 9, 2004)

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Report to the Congress: New Approaches in Medicare (June 2004)

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Defining long-term care hospitals (Chapter 5, June 2004 report)

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Hospice care in Medicare: Recent trends and a review of the issues (Chapter 6, June 2004 report)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2004)

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Contractor report: The Effect of the Prospective Payment System on Home Health Quality of Care (March 2004)

A study conducted for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission by Outcome Concept Systems, Inc.

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Skilled nursing facility services: Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments (Chapter 3C, March 2004 report)

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Home health services: Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments (Chapter 3D, March 2004 report)

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Comment letter: Notice of proposed rulemaking entitled Medicare Program: Changes to the Criteria for Being Classified as an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (November 3, 2003)

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Comment letter: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for FY 2004 (July 7, 2003)

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Comment letter: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule entitled Medicare Program; PPS and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities - Update (July 3, 2003)

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Report to the Congress: Variation and Innovation in Medicare (June 2003)

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Monitoring post-acute care (Chapter 5, June 2003 report)

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Comment letter: CMS's proposed revisions to minimum data set (MDS) 3.0 (May 30, 2003)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2003)

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Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments for skilled nursing facility services (Chapter 2C, March 2003 report)

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Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments for home health services (Chapter 2D, March 2003 report)

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Comment letter: Skilled nursing facility coverage in Medicare+Choice plans (December 19, 2002)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Beneficiaries' Access to Hospice
(May 2002)

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Comment letter: Prospective payment system for long-term care hospitals (May 21, 2002)

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Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy (March 2002)

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Chapter 2D: Skilled nursing facility services

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Chapter 2E: Home health services

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Report to the Congress: Medicare in Rural America (June 2001)

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Prospective payment for home health care in rural areas (Chapter 6, June 2001 report)

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