CHA News Article

OIG Releases Report on Interrupted Stays in LTCHs

The Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General last week issued the attached report on the long-term acute care hospital (LTCH) interrupted-stay policy. The report, Vulnerabilities in Medicare’s Interrupted-Stay Policy for Long-Term Care Hospitals, identifies several vulnerabilities in the policy, including inappropriate payments, financial incentives to delay readmissions and potential overpayments to co-located LTCHs.