Published in AIDS Weekly, May 24th, 2004
According to a provision in the new Medicare reform law, nursing homes will get an increase of 128% over the rates they currently receive for the care of these patients. CMS has sent a notice to its fiscal intermediaries to institute the new payment rate as of October 1, 2004.
"The care of patients with AIDS can be extraordinarily high," McClellan said. "This action to implement the new payment rate reflects the increased costs...
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