42 CFR 412.503 - Definitions.

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§ 412.503 Definitions.
As used in this subpart—
CMS stands for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Discharge. A Medicare patient in a long-term care hospital is considered discharged when—
(1) For purposes of the long-term care hospital qualification calculation, as described in § 412.23(e)(3), the patient is formally released;
(2) For purposes of payment, as described in § 412.521(b), the patient stops receiving Medicare-covered long-term care services; or
(3) The patient dies in the long-term care facility.
Long-term care hospital prospective payment system fiscal year means, beginning October 1, 2010, the 12-month period of October 1 through September 30.
Long-term care hospital prospective payment system payment year means the general term that encompasses both the definition of “long-term care hospital prospective payment system rate year” and “long-term care hospital prospective payment system fiscal year” specified in this section.
Long-term care hospital prospective payment system rate year means—
(1) From July 1, 2003 and ending on or before June 30, 2008, the 12-month period of July 1 through June 30.
(2) From July 1, 2008 and ending on September 30, 2009, the 15-month period of July 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009.
(3) From October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010, the 12-month period of October 1 through September 30.
LTC-DRG stands for the diagnosis-related group used to classify patient discharges from a long-term care hospital based on clinical characteristics and average resource use, for prospective payment purposes. Effective October 1, 2007, long-term care hospital patient discharges occurring on or after October 1, 2007, are classified by a severity-adjusted patient classification system, the MS-LTC-DRGs. Any reference to the term “LTC-DRG” shall be considered a reference to the term “MS-LTC-DRG” when applying the provisions of this subpart for policy descriptions and payment calculations for discharges from a long-term care hospital occurring on or after October 1, 2007.
MS-LTC-DRG stands for the severity-adjusted diagnosis-related group used to classify patient discharges from a long-term care hospital based on clinical characteristics and average resource use, for prospective payment purposes for discharges from a long-term care hospital occurring on or after October 1, 2007.
Outlier payment means an additional payment beyond the standard Federal prospective payment for cases with unusually high costs.
QIO (formerly PRO or Peer Review Organization) stands for the Quality Improvement Organization.
Rural area means—(1) For cost reporting periods beginning on or after October 1, 2002, with respect to discharges occurring during the period covered by such cost reports but before July 1, 2005, an area defined in § 412.62(f)(1)(iii);
(2) For discharges occurring on or after July 1, 2005, and before July 1, 2008, an area as defined in § 412.64(b)(1)(ii)(C); and
(3) For discharges occurring on or after July 1, 2008, any area outside an urban area.
Urban area means—(1) For cost reporting periods beginning on or after October 1, 2002, with respect to discharges occurring during the period covered by such cost reports but before July 1, 2005, an area defined in § 412.62(f)(1)(ii);
(2) For discharges occurring on or after July 1, 2005, and before July 1, 2008, an urban area means an area as defined in § 412.64(b)(1)(ii)(A) and (B); and
(3) For discharges occurring on or after July 1, 2008, a Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the Executive Office of Management and Budget.
[67 FR 56049, Aug. 30, 2002, as amended at 72 FR 47412, Aug. 22, 2007; 73 FR 26838, May 9, 2008; 75 FR 50416, Aug. 16, 2010]

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  • 2014-03-18; vol. 79 # 52 - Tuesday, March 18, 2014
    1. 79 FR 15022 - Medicare Program; Extension of the Payment Adjustment for Low-Volume Hospitals and the Medicare-Dependent Hospital (MDH) Program Under the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS) for Acute Care Hospitals for Fiscal Year 2014
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      Interim final rule with comment period.
      Effective date: March 14, 2014. Applicability dates: The provisions of this interim final rule with comment period are applicable for discharges on or after October 1, 2013, and on or before March 31, 2014. Comment date: To be assured consideration, comments must be received at one of the addresses provided, no later than 5 p.m. on May 13, 2014.
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Title 42 published on 2013-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 42 CFR 412 after this date.

  • 2014-03-18; vol. 79 # 52 - Tuesday, March 18, 2014
    1. 79 FR 15022 - Medicare Program; Extension of the Payment Adjustment for Low-Volume Hospitals and the Medicare-Dependent Hospital (MDH) Program Under the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS) for Acute Care Hospitals for Fiscal Year 2014
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
      Interim final rule with comment period.
      Effective date: March 14, 2014. Applicability dates: The provisions of this interim final rule with comment period are applicable for discharges on or after October 1, 2013, and on or before March 31, 2014. Comment date: To be assured consideration, comments must be received at one of the addresses provided, no later than 5 p.m. on May 13, 2014.
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