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Pay-per-view: Supervision delay extension for CAHs among proposals

APCs Insider, September 14, 2012

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CMS has proposed extending the delay on enforcement of physician supervision rules for ­critical ­access hospitals (CAH) as well as small and rural ­hospitals with 100 or fewer beds for one final year. CMS made the proposal as part of the 2013 OPPS proposed rule, released July 6.

CAHs have struggled for years to meet CMS' physician supervision requirements and have argued that they do not need to meet the supervision requirements if they fulfill their Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoP). CAHs are unique in that their CoPs allow them more flexibility for addressing staffing issues in small rural ­hospitals; however, CMS has also stated that the CoPs are for licensure and not for payment.
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