This week's note from the instructor delves into the key policies from the 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule which revenue cycle staff need to familiarize themselves with prior to implementation on October 1, 2019.
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.
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!