News & Analysis

November 6, 2019
Medicare Web

Along with its annual updates to the inpatient-only list, the 2020 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule finalized a proposal that will give hospitals a grace period to adjust internal policies for procedures recently removed from the inpatient-only list.

October 9, 2019
HIM Briefings

Take a deeper dive into code changes and updates in the 2020 IPPS final rule.

September 4, 2019
HIM Briefings

The 2020 IPPS final rule made major changes to the hospital wage index and new technology payments. Brush up on the details to ensure your organization is ready.

June 5, 2019
HIM Briefings

Put CMS’ proposed changes in perspective to see the bigger picture. Comments are due June 24, so hospitals will need to conduct a careful analysis to determine the impact of the proposed changes and submit specific feedback.

April 29, 2019
Medicare Web

CMS’ fiscal year (FY) 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule, released April 23, includes a proposed increase to hospital payment rates, annual ICD-10-CM/PCS code update proposals, and significant changes to complication or comorbidity (CC)/major complication or comorbidity (MCC) and Medicare-Severity Diagnosis-Related Group (MS-DRG) designations.

April 24, 2019
Medicare Web

CMS published the FY 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule on April 23, introducing policies designed to significantly alter rural health payments and expedite opportunities to pay for new technology.