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“Positive Step Forward” – FAH on CMS’s Voluntary Appeals Settlement Option for IRFs

June 17, 2019 | Chip Kahn

Category: Medicare, Rehabilitation Care

Federation of American Hospitals President and CEO Chip Kahn issued the following statement on CMS’s Voluntary Appeals Settlement Option for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), which was announced this evening:

“CMS’s voluntary settlement offer to the inpatient rehabilitation community regarding claims stuck in the Medicare appeals backlog is a positive step forward.

“We appreciate partnering with CMS to achieve fair outcomes for the Medicare program, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, and the patients who benefit from the unique intensive therapeutic care they provide.”