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CMS moving forward with pay changes for rehab despite opposition
Modern Healthcare

Despite opposition from hospitals, the CMS is moving forward with a proposal to further restrict when Medicare will pay for inpatient rehabilitation services. But those changes won’t be implemented until Oct. 1, 2015, according to a final rule issued by the agency on Thursday.

In order to qualify as an inpatient rehabilitation facility, at least 60% of its admissions must be tied to one or more of 13 medical conditions, such as spinal cord injury, amputation or brain injury.

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