CMS Clarifies Rules To Let Urban Hospitals Reclassify For Rural Benefits

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / April 29, 2021 at 11:12 AM
CMS issued an interim final rule Tuesday (April 27) that would let urban hospitals be treated as rural hospitals throughout the entire process of seeking a higher Medicare wage reimbursement rate. The interim final rule with a comment period goes into effect May 10, and it is the latest policy change as a result of hospitals suing HHS over their rights to Medicare benefits when reclassifying through the Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board. The first lawsuit was Lawrence + Memorial...

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