CMS’ Hospital Outpatient Payment (HOP) panel made numerous recommendations at its annual meeting August 19 for the agency to consider ahead of the release of the 2020 OPPS final rule—with the panel and other stakeholders urging CMS to be more transparent with its responses and release of data.
This week’s Medicare updates include a new tracking sheet for a national coverage analysis of transcatheter mitral valve repair procedures, the October 2019 update to drug and biologicals HCPCS codes, the October 2019 update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule database, and more!
This week’s Medicare updates include the release of the 2020 ICD-10-CM coding guidelines, a decision memo on chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy, a booklet on critical access hospital requirements, and more!
CMS’ inpatient-only rule seems simple enough on the surface—certain specified procedures, all noted in the OPPS inpatient-only list, must be performed on an inpatient basis regardless of the patient’s expected length of stay. But as with anything in healthcare, implementing this rule is hardly simple, and many organizations continue to misapply it and lose revenue as a result. Get expert answers to common inpatient-only compliance stumbling blocks.