News & Analysis

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.

October 12, 2016
Medicare Insider

This week’s note from the instructor discusses commonly asked questions about patient status.

September 1, 2016
Case Management Monthly

Hospitals were struggling this summer to comply with the Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility (NOTICE) Act, which was signed by President Barack Obama August 6, requiring hospitals to provide a verbal and written notice of outpatient status to any patient in observation who has been in the hospital for more than 24 hours.