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.