Since 2004, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has allowed hospitals to change the status of a patient who was improperly admitted as an inpatient to outpatient by following a process commonly known as
CMS is requesting comments on getting better data on the social determinants of health (SDoH).
With Medicare regulations, there appears to be no right answer.
Every single day each one of us makes a difference in our work. Whether it is arranging home durable medical equipment, setting up a patient appointment with a physician, helping a patient with a POLST, or arranging meal delivery, your work helps that patient. You do it day in and day out. And sometimes you probably look at your work and think ...
The flip flop by CMS on the Inpatient Only List (IOL) has left many with their head spinning, and with good reason. First they remove 298 surgeries from the list, including many where patients always stay over two midnights, leading to education sessions and program redesigns to get status correct. Then CMS says “never mind” and puts most of ...
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Hospitals need to ensure that patients are placed in the right status from the start, so that patients have access to the benefits available to them.
There has been a lot of media attention to hospital charges recently. With the COVID-19 pandemic, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) worked miracles to allow health systems to be paid a facility fee for many remote visits to cover the overhead costs of such visits. The price transparency regulations require more ...
The changes will become effective in about three months, giving providers time to modify processes.
Clinical trials for the medication showed no significant improvement in patients.