This week's note from the instructor discusses new CMS guidance on inpatient orders and minor reference changes to CMS' patient-status guidance.
This week’s Medicare updates include an OIG Advisory Opinion; new MOON FAQs; a CMS transmittal clarifying admission order and medical review requirements; and more!
CMS released eight frequently asked questions related to the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice March 8, the date by which all hospitals and critical access hospitals were required to begin delivering the new patient notice.
This week's note from the instructor discusses implementation of the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) and the implementation deadline, which is just a week away.
What are the consequences if hospitals don’t issue the MOON in the required time period or fail to deliver it entirely?
Are hospitals required to deliver the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice in its standard format or can they modify the language on the form?