News & Analysis

March 14, 2017
Medicare Web

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.

March 2, 2017
Medicare Insider

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.

February 17, 2017
Medicare Web

What are the consequences if hospitals don’t issue the MOON in the required time period or fail to deliver it entirely?

February 3, 2017
Medicare Web

Are hospitals required to deliver the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice in its standard format or can they modify the language on the form?

January 31, 2017
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include a CMS Beneficiary Notices Initiative website update regarding the MOON form and instructions and more!

January 27, 2017
Medicare Web

If the attending physician writes an admission order and later decides that the case should have been outpatient and then writes and order for outpatient, do we still need utilization review involvement and condition code 44 to change to observation?