The Fiscal Commission Budget Plan was introduced on April 17th 2012. The Fiscal Commission Budget Plan extends the Commission’s proposals to cover the current 10-year budget window (2013-2022). A large portion of the Fiscal Commission Budget Plan addresses the health care savings and the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). The SGR is vital to our health care system because it affects the conversion factor applied to each relative value unit on the physician fee schedule to determine payment rates across the country.
This is the most current listing of critical access hospitals as of June 30, 2010. The list is based on the CMS report and augmented by information provided by state Flex Coordinators. For 2010 and 2011, an exemption will be made to the enforcement of physician supervision for these two years. We recommend complete and full-time supervision in any setting with any scenario; however, enforcement by Medicare may not be in place until 2012.
Cancer center design, whether hospital- or practice-based, requires the expertise and leadership of professionals who are highly experienced in not just the delivery of patient-focused clinical care but critical aspects of design and construction. Ultimately, space planning affects the quality of life of cancer patients and empowers everyone involved in helping healing thrive.