Payment Implications of the Healthcare Reform Law: CMS Issues Final Regulations

Tuesday, December 14, 2010
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM Eastern Standard Time

Morgan Lewis partner Andrew Ruskin will join a panel on "Payment Implications of the Healthcare Reform Law: CMS Issues Final Regulations" as part of AHLA's Graduate Medical Education Program. This session follows part I of the program, offered prior to the final rule, regarding the statutory direct and indirect graduate medical education (GME/IME) provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and areas where CMS’s interpretations of those provisions would be important. With the final regulations now available, the panel will discuss CMS interpretations of the final rule implementing the changes to the GME/IME Medicare payment provisions that the ACA required.

Topics covered during this session will include:

  • Counting resident time in non-hospital settings, including the costs that the hospital must bear and documentation requirements;
  • Counting resident time for didactic and scholarly activities and other activities, including the impact of pending litigation;
  • Permanent reductions of unused full-time equivalent (FTE) caps, including the impact of Medicare GME affiliation agreements on the calculation of unused FTE caps; and
  • Process and methodologies for redistribution to hospitals of the unused FTE caps.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

For more information or to register, please use the above registration link.