News & Analysis

January 6, 2017
Case Management Monthly

The Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice is back and your organization should be ready to use it to comply with the NOTICE Act no later than March 8, roughly 90 days from the December 7 final approval of the form by CMS.

January 3, 2017
Medicare Web

What processes should be followed if a procedure changes to inpatient-only during surgery?

December 28, 2016
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include finalization of two new payment models, the January 2017 update of the ASC Payment System, an OIG report on vulnerabilities that remain under CMS' 2-Midnight Rule, and more!

December 6, 2016
Medicare Web

Is it sufficient for utilization review to check patient status just once after admission?

November 8, 2016
Medicare Web

What factors indicate that an observation stay would be covered?

November 1, 2016
Case Management Monthly

Every couple months, it seems questions arise about the 2-midnight rule and there are rumors that it may be going away. Below are some questions with answers from our expert Ronald Hirsch, MD, FACP, CHCQM, vice president of the Regulations and Education Group at Accretive Health in Chicago, to clarify where things stand today with regard to the 2-midnight rule.