The Micro-Hospital Reimbursement Environment

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By Health Capital Consultants LLC
Micro-hospitals are licensed as general acute care hospitals, and they are reimbursed as such by public and private payors (e.g., under the inpatient prospective payment system [IPPS]).
However, given their small size and volume of services compared to traditional hospitals, micro-hospitals may have the advantage of remaining exempt from certain reimbursement regulations, e.g., mandatory quality reporting under VBR programs such as the Merit-based Incentive Program (MIPS). (Read more…) 


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