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Hospitals reject new Part B rebilling rule
Modern Healthcare

Acting CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner issued a sweeping new rule late Wednesday designed to address hospitals’ complaints that they have been collectively denied hundreds of millions of dollars by Medicare because of disputes over the differences between inpatient and outpatient care. But criticisms of the short-term ruling surfaced immediately, because it was accompanied by a detailed notice of proposed rulemaking on the same topic that critics say is actually worse than the process that is in place today.