News & Analysis

August 23, 2016
Medicare Web

Now that CMS has released a new version of the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice how should my organization proceed?

August 16, 2016
Medicare Web

Hospitals got a last-minute reprieve from the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) notification requirement, which was set to go into effect August 6. Citing the need for additional time to revise the standardized notification form that hospitals will need to use to notify patients about the financial implications of being assigned to observation services, CMS moved back the start date for the requirement in the 2017 IPPS final rule to “no later than 90 days,” after the final version of the form is approved.

August 12, 2016
Medicare Web

The August 2 issue of Revenue Cycle Daily Advisor included a question about benchmark conversion rates from observation to inpatient status. With regard to that question, I think it may be helpful to know the average national conversion rate and average rate for critical access hospitals. Do you have that information?

August 11, 2016
Medicare Web

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August 10, 2016
Medicare Insider

This week’s Medicare updates include an update to inpatient psychiatric facilities PPS (IPF PPS) FY 2017; a Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) region announcement; and more!

August 3, 2016
Medicare Insider

This week’s updates include a notice of proposed rulemaking for bundled payment models for high-quality, coordinated cardiac and hip fracture care; FY 2017 rate update for inpatient psychiatric facilities PPS; and more!