The ABCs of PPS and LTACHs.


On Friday, March 22, 2002, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published the proposed rule outlining a prospective payment system for long-term acute care hospitals (“LTACH”). The 60-day comment period for the proposed rule ended on May 21, 2002, and CMS expects the proposed rule to become final and effective for cost reporting periods beginning on or after October 1, 2002. The new rules are very positive as they relate to existing and future LTACHs, and they reinforce the significant benefit of this post acute venue as a “through source” of patient care along a seamless continuum. This article will review the highlights of the proposed rule.

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@article{Murer2002TheAO, title={The ABCs of PPS and LTACHs.}, author={Cherilyn G. Murer}, journal={Rehab management}, year={2002}, volume={15 6}, pages={52-3} }