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CMS to Host Call on FY 2014 IPPS Provisions Aug. 15

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a special open door forum call for hospitals to comment on the following provisions of the fiscal year (FY) 2014 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) final rule:

  • physician order and physician certification
  • inpatient hospital admission and medical review criteria
  • Part B inpatient billing

The final rule outlines criteria for ordering and certifying an inpatient hospital admission. It also establishes a time-based presumption of medical necessity for physician-ordered hospital inpatient admissions that span two midnights. In addition, the rule finalizes a proposal to continue applying the timely filing restrictions to all Part B inpatient services billing.

The call will take place Aug. 15, from 3-4 pm ET. The participant dial-in number is 877-251-0301 and conference ID is 31049561. More information is available online.

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