News & Analysis

July 26, 2016
Medicare Web

Hospitals with a decline in admission rates often experience a decline in 30-day readmission rates, according to a recent Health Affairs study.

July 22, 2016
Medicare Web

CMS recently released the 2017 ICD-10-PCS code updates and guidelines, which include changes to certain root operations. Of the updates, the most notable modifications are the addition of root operation Perfusion, and edits to the current definitions of Control and Creation.

July 19, 2016
Medicare Web

The majority of patients who visit hospital emergency departments for chest pain do not have a life-threatening condition, according to a recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine.

July 15, 2016
Medicare Web

What do you do with a patient who does not have a safe discharge plan, but does not meet inpatient criteria and has been in observation status for 48 hours?

July 12, 2016
Medicare Web

My understanding is that under the 2-midnight rule CAHs cannot go past two midnights of observation care if the patient has Medicare as a payer. Is that correct?

July 8, 2016
Medicare Web

My understanding is that under the 2-midnight rule CAHs cannot go past two midnights of observation care if the patient has Medicare as a payer. Is that correct?

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