Medicare Program; Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for Federal Fiscal Year 2012; Changes in Size and Square Footage of Inpatient Rehabilitation Units and Inpatient Psychiatric Units

This proposed rule would implement section 3004 of the Affordable Care Act, which establishes a new quality reporting program that provides for a 2 percent reduction in the annual increase factor beginning in 2014 for failure to report quality data to the Secretary of...

HealthSouth Sees Risk in Returning to 75% Rule

HealthSouth Corp. said President Barack Obama’s deficit-reduction plan, which would reinstate the Medicare compliance threshold for inpatient rehabilitation hospitals to 75%, could lead the company to close a small number of hospitals. Executives at Birmingham,...