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    IHS Release New “Medicare-like Rate” Rule

    On Friday, March 18, 2016 the Indian Health Service (IHS) announced that it will be implementing a new regulation that gives the IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian Health programs the ability to cap payment rates at a “Medicare-like rate” to physician and other non-hospital providers and suppliers who provide services through the Purchase/Referred Care Program (PRC).

     

    The Final Rule with comment period is available for review here.