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And as we continue to develop and add functionality I am excited about our ability to support other home educators” You can check out LessonMinder free for an entire year at wwwLessonMindercom As always fun learning is forever learning Ann SimpsonOn December 23 2016 the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released a report (the “Report”) detailing a case review of inpatient rehabilitation (“rehab”) hospitals1 The Report indicates that for 39 out of 426 rehab hospital stays reviewed the patient was unable to participate in and benefit significantly from intensive therapy which is a requirement for admission to an inpatient rehab hospital Background on Inpatient Rehab Hospitals Inpatient rehab hospitals are freestanding facilities that specialize in providing intensive rehab therapy to patients recovering from illness injury or surgery and are designed to treat patients who can undergo intensive rehab therapy and benefit from it Inpatient rehab hospitals are distinguished from other post-acute care settings by the intensity of the rehab therapy they offer One main Medicare coverage criteria is that patients at the time of admission can be reasonably expected to “actively participate in and benefit significantly from an intensive rehabilitation therapy program”2 Intensive rehab therapy requires a minimum of three hours of therapy per day five days per week; a coordinated interdisciplinary approach among multiple therapies including physical therapy and occupational therapy; and rehab physician supervision Medicare reimbursement for patients admitted to inpatient rehab hospitals can be higher than for other facilities in light of the level of therapy provided For patients who require post-acute care but are unable to endure the rigors of inpatient rehab therapy placement in another care setting such as a skilled nursing facility (“SNF”) may be more appropriate Findings The Report indicates that for 39 of the 426 inpatient rehab hospital stays reviewed the patients were not suited for intensive therapy and therefore likely not suited for treatment in an inpatient rehab hospital The following four factors were citedby the governmentas limiting the patient’s ability to participate in therapy The Report also indicates that for 32 of these 39 stays the patients remained in the inpatient rehab hospital for an extended period of time rather than being relocated to a more appropriate facility or setting Practical Takeaways Although OIG’s report did not contain any recommendations OIG did conclude by encouraging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) to consider providing additional technical assistance to ensure that Medicare patients are placed in the most appropriate setting for post-acute care and that inpatient rehab hospitals do not admit patients who are unable to participate in and benefit from intensive therapy In addition OIG is currently performing a nationwide audit to determine whether hospital-based rehab units and freestanding inpatient rehab hospitals billing for inpatient rehab services are in compliance with Medicare documentation and coverage requirements and to examine how noncompliance affects Medicare costs This audit which is expected to be completed in 2017 will provide a national assessment of the proportion of inpatient rehab stays that do not comply with all Medicare coverage and documentation criteria and may prompt additional action from CMS This Report coupled with previously published OIG reports focusing on inpatient rehab stays and the ongoing national review signals the potential for increased scrutiny of inpatient rehab stays for both hospital-based rehab units and freestanding inpatient rehab hospitals Furthermore inpatient rehab hospitals were previously a major focus area of Recovery Audit Contractors (“RACs”) and in addition to the medical necessity requirements discussed in the Report such facilities also have highly technical documentation requirements for pre-admission screenings post-admission evaluations etc With RAC activity expected to be renewed in the near future providers should redouble their efforts to ensure compliance with all Medicare requirements for inpatient rehab stays If you have questions or would like additional information about this topic please contact: 1Case Review of Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital Patients Not Suited for Intensive Therapy No OEI-06-16-00360 12-23-2016 242 CFR § 412622(a)(3)(ii); CMS Medicare Benefit Policy Manual ch 1 § 1102 Please visit the Hall Render Blog at http://s.blogshallrendercomor click here to sign up to receive Hall Render alerts on topics related to health care lawWritten by PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: April 9 2013 1:57 pm Related News Charging Chief Minister Oommen Chandy with shielding former Minister K B Ganesh Kumarfacing allegations of domestic abuse by his wifejust to protect his ministryCPI-M led LDF Opposition members today staged a walkout from the Assemblydemanding his resignation Chandywhile replying to a notice for an adjournment on the issuerejected the Opposition charge and said the Assembly’s time should not be wasted on discussing a family affair He pointed out that the matter was now before a family court and it was not proper to discuss the same in the Housefollowing which Speaker G Karthikeyan disallowed leave for the motionsought to be moved by V S Sunilkumar (CPI) Kumara nominee of KC-B holding the Forest portfoliohad resigned on April 2 after his wife Yamini filed charges of domestic violence against him But Kumar filed a divorce petition in a family court herecharging her with blackmailing and manhandling him The Opposition charge was that Chandy had refused to accept Yamini’s complaint in the initial stage and gave an opportunity for Kumar to file a petition in the family court ahead of his wife Before the walkoutOpposition leader V S Achuthanandan alleged that Chandy has violated the provisions of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act by refusing to accept a complaint from the victim For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pradeep Kaushal | New Delhi | Published: December 1 2016 3:08 am AAP MP Bhagwant Mann (Source: PTI photo/File) Top News The ruling BJP found itself isolated over punishment to AAP MP Bhagwant Mann at a meeting of the Lok Sabha committee going into his conduct Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had constituted the committee during the monsoon session after he had live-streamed security arrangements in Parliament House Sources told The Indian Express that BJP members insisted on Mann’s suspension for the remainder of the winter session (until December 6) with a draft report circulated among members Congress representative P Venugopal according to sources told the committee that in that case he would give a note of dissent Watch What Else Is Making News Other members (Trinamool Congress Shiv Sena BJD AIADMK) felt Mann had already been punished enough As directed by the Speaker during the monsoon session he has stayed away from the House since then while his conduct was under scrutiny BJP member Kirit Somaiah told the panel he wanted a unanimous report to the Speaker With consensus elusive he deferred the task of finalisation of the report No date was announced for the next meeting Mann had appeared before the panel and demanded that the PM be suspended from Lok Sabha for having allegedly compromised with “national security” by allowing an ISI team inside the Pathankot airbase after the terror attack there For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Anuradha Mascarenhas | Pune | Published: February 27 Fadnavis said during his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 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