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  • CMS-1608-F:  Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for Federal Fiscal Year 2015
  • CMS-1606-F :  FY 2015 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System – Rate Update
  • CMS-1613-P:  Hospital Outpatient Payment System (OPPS) and CY 2015 Payment Rates
  • CMS-1607-P:  Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2015 Rates
  • Additional Clarification of Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions
    On August 19, 2013, in the FY2014 IPPS/LTCH final rule CMS clarified and revised the conditions of payment for hospital inpatient services under Medicare Part A related to patient status. On September 5, 2013, CMS released guidance that discussed the provisions of the final rule regarding the physician order and physician certification of hospital inpatient services. This document includes further clarification of issues addressed in the previous guidance.
  • Prior Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions
    The guidance provided in this document has been further clarified in Additional Clarification of Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions. This version of the guidance document will remain online for comparison purposes.
  • CMS Rule 1599-F: Inpatient Hospital Admission and Medical Review Criteria (2-Midnight Provision) and Part B Inpatient Billing in Hospitals

    CMS hosted a Special Open Door Forum (ODF) call to allow hospitals, practitioners, and other interested parties to give feedback on the physician order and physician certification, inpatient hospital admission and medical review criteria, and Part B inpatient billing provisions that were released on August 2, 2013 in the FY 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule (CMS-1599-F). This introductory call allowed for initial discussions between stakeholders and CMS. The transcript and MP3 audio file will be posted to the Special ODF webpage under the "Downloads" section around August 22 and will be available for 30 days. CMS understands that providers or associations may have additional questions or concerns. You are encouraged to submit questions related to the two midnight provision for admission and medical review to the IPPSadmissions@cms.hhs.gov mailbox. Questions on Part B inpatient billing and the clarifications regarding the physician order and certification should be sent to the subject matter staff listed in the final rule. CMS will review stakeholder feedback as quickly as possible and provide responses and clarification as needed.

    For more information:

    FY 2014 IPPS Rule Outreach

    Final Rule (CMS-1599-F)

  • On March 13, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Ruling 1455-R which establishes an interim process for hospitals to bill Medicare for Part B services following a denial of a claim for an inpatient admission as not reasonable and necessary. CMS has issued temporary billing instructions for affected providers to follow for both the Part B Types of Bills (TOB), TOB 12x and TOB 13x.
  • Revised Fact Sheet for Referral Agents - Where are the Round 2 areas? What if a beneficiary travels? What do you need to know before prescribing a DMEPOS item or referring the beneficiary to a DMEPOS supplier? Want more information on the national mail-order program for diabetic testing supplies?
  • For answers to these questions and more, see the revised “Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program: Referral Agents” Fact Sheet (ICN 900927), which is now available in downloadable format.
  • CMS-1442-N - Changes to Wage Indices and Hospital Reclassifications Impacting Certain OPPS Hospitals.
  • Blood Clotting Factor Furnishing Fee

MLN Connects Provider eNews Spotlights

Spotlights

  • CMS-1606-F
  • CMS-1606-F :  FY 2015 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System – Rate Update
  • CMS-1613-P:  Hospital Outpatient Payment System (OPPS) and CY 2015 Payment Rates
  • CMS-1607-P:  Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2015 Rates
  • Additional Clarification of Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions
    On August 19, 2013, in the FY2014 IPPS/LTCH final rule CMS clarified and revised the conditions of payment for hospital inpatient services under Medicare Part A related to patient status. On September 5, 2013, CMS released guidance that discussed the provisions of the final rule regarding the physician order and physician certification of hospital inpatient services. This document includes further clarification of issues addressed in the previous guidance.
  • Prior Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions
    The guidance provided in this document has been further clarified in Additional Clarification of Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions. This version of the guidance document will remain online for comparison purposes.
  • CMS Rule 1599-F: Inpatient Hospital Admission and Medical Review Criteria (2-Midnight Provision) and Part B Inpatient Billing in Hospitals

    CMS hosted a Special Open Door Forum (ODF) call to allow hospitals, practitioners, and other interested parties to give feedback on the physician order and physician certification, inpatient hospital admission and medical review criteria, and Part B inpatient billing provisions that were released on August 2, 2013 in the FY 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule (CMS-1599-F). This introductory call allowed for initial discussions between stakeholders and CMS. The transcript and MP3 audio file will be posted to the Special ODF webpage under the "Downloads" section around August 22 and will be available for 30 days. CMS understands that providers or associations may have additional questions or concerns. You are encouraged to submit questions related to the two midnight provision for admission and medical review to the IPPSadmissions@cms.hhs.gov mailbox. Questions on Part B inpatient billing and the clarifications regarding the physician order and certification should be sent to the subject matter staff listed in the final rule. CMS will review stakeholder feedback as quickly as possible and provide responses and clarification as needed.

    For more information:

    FY 2014 IPPS Rule Outreach

    Final Rule (CMS-1599-F)

  • On March 13, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Ruling 1455-R which establishes an interim process for hospitals to bill Medicare for Part B services following a denial of a claim for an inpatient admission as not reasonable and necessary. CMS has issued temporary billing instructions for affected providers to follow for both the Part B Types of Bills (TOB), TOB 12x and TOB 13x.
  • Revised Fact Sheet for Referral Agents - Where are the Round 2 areas? What if a beneficiary travels? What do you need to know before prescribing a DMEPOS item or referring the beneficiary to a DMEPOS supplier? Want more information on the national mail-order program for diabetic testing supplies?
  • For answers to these questions and more, see the revised “Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program: Referral Agents” Fact Sheet (ICN 900927), which is now available in downloadable format.
  • CMS-1442-N - Changes to Wage Indices and Hospital Reclassifications Impacting Certain OPPS Hospitals.
  • Blood Clotting Factor Furnishing Fee

MLN Connects Provider eNews Spotlights

Spotlights

  • CMS-1606-F
  • CMS-1606-F :  FY 2015 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System – Rate Update
  • CMS-1613-P:  Hospital Outpatient Payment System (OPPS) and CY 2015 Payment Rates
  • CMS-1607-P:  Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2015 Rates
  • Additional Clarification of Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions
    On August 19, 2013, in the FY2014 IPPS/LTCH final rule CMS clarified and revised the conditions of payment for hospital inpatient services under Medicare Part A related to patient status. On September 5, 2013, CMS released guidance that discussed the provisions of the final rule regarding the physician order and physician certification of hospital inpatient services. This document includes further clarification of issues addressed in the previous guidance.
  • Prior Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions
    The guidance provided in this document has been further clarified in Additional Clarification of Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions. This version of the guidance document will remain online for comparison purposes.
  • CMS Rule 1599-F: Inpatient Hospital Admission and Medical Review Criteria (2-Midnight Provision) and Part B Inpatient Billing in Hospitals

    CMS hosted a Special Open Door Forum (ODF) call to allow hospitals, practitioners, and other interested parties to give feedback on the physician order and physician certification, inpatient hospital admission and medical review criteria, and Part B inpatient billing provisions that were released on August 2, 2013 in the FY 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule (CMS-1599-F). This introductory call allowed for initial discussions between stakeholders and CMS. The transcript and MP3 audio file will be posted to the Special ODF webpage under the "Downloads" section around August 22 and will be available for 30 days. CMS understands that providers or associations may have additional questions or concerns. You are encouraged to submit questions related to the two midnight provision for admission and medical review to the IPPSadmissions@cms.hhs.gov mailbox. Questions on Part B inpatient billing and the clarifications regarding the physician order and certification should be sent to the subject matter staff listed in the final rule. CMS will review stakeholder feedback as quickly as possible and provide responses and clarification as needed.

    For more information:

    FY 2014 IPPS Rule Outreach

    Final Rule (CMS-1599-F)

  • On March 13, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Ruling 1455-R which establishes an interim process for hospitals to bill Medicare for Part B services following a denial of a claim for an inpatient admission as not reasonable and necessary. CMS has issued temporary billing instructions for affected providers to follow for both the Part B Types of Bills (TOB), TOB 12x and TOB 13x.
  • Revised Fact Sheet for Referral Agents - Where are the Round 2 areas? What if a beneficiary travels? What do you need to know before prescribing a DMEPOS item or referring the beneficiary to a DMEPOS supplier? Want more information on the national mail-order program for diabetic testing supplies?
  • For answers to these questions and more, see the revised “Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program: Referral Agents” Fact Sheet (ICN 900927), which is now available in downloadable format.
  • CMS-1442-N - Changes to Wage Indices and Hospital Reclassifications Impacting Certain OPPS Hospitals.
  • Blood Clotting Factor Furnishing Fee

MLN Connects Provider eNews Spotlights

Spotlights

  • CMS-1606-F
  • CMS-1606-F :  FY 2015 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System – Rate Update
  • CMS-1613-P:  Hospital Outpatient Payment System (OPPS) and CY 2015 Payment Rates
  • CMS-1607-P:  Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2015 Rates
  • Additional Clarification of Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions
    On August 19, 2013, in the FY2014 IPPS/LTCH final rule CMS clarified and revised the conditions of payment for hospital inpatient services under Medicare Part A related to patient status. On September 5, 2013, CMS released guidance that discussed the provisions of the final rule regarding the physician order and physician certification of hospital inpatient services. This document includes further clarification of issues addressed in the previous guidance.
  • Prior Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions
    The guidance provided in this document has been further clarified in Additional Clarification of Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions. This version of the guidance document will remain online for comparison purposes.
  • CMS Rule 1599-F: Inpatient Hospital Admission and Medical Review Criteria (2-Midnight Provision) and Part B Inpatient Billing in Hospitals

    CMS hosted a Special Open Door Forum (ODF) call to allow hospitals, practitioners, and other interested parties to give feedback on the physician order and physician certification, inpatient hospital admission and medical review criteria, and Part B inpatient billing provisions that were released on August 2, 2013 in the FY 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule (CMS-1599-F). This introductory call allowed for initial discussions between stakeholders and CMS. The transcript and MP3 audio file will be posted to the Special ODF webpage under the "Downloads" section around August 22 and will be available for 30 days. CMS understands that providers or associations may have additional questions or concerns. You are encouraged to submit questions related to the two midnight provision for admission and medical review to the IPPSadmissions@cms.hhs.gov mailbox. Questions on Part B inpatient billing and the clarifications regarding the physician order and certification should be sent to the subject matter staff listed in the final rule. CMS will review stakeholder feedback as quickly as possible and provide responses and clarification as needed.

    For more information:

    FY 2014 IPPS Rule Outreach

    Final Rule (CMS-1599-F)

  • On March 13, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Ruling 1455-R which establishes an interim process for hospitals to bill Medicare for Part B services following a denial of a claim for an inpatient admission as not reasonable and necessary. CMS has issued temporary billing instructions for affected providers to follow for both the Part B Types of Bills (TOB), TOB 12x and TOB 13x.
  • Revised Fact Sheet for Referral Agents - Where are the Round 2 areas? What if a beneficiary travels? What do you need to know before prescribing a DMEPOS item or referring the beneficiary to a DMEPOS supplier? Want more information on the national mail-order program for diabetic testing supplies?
  • For answers to these questions and more, see the revised “Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program: Referral Agents” Fact Sheet (ICN 900927), which is now available in downloadable format.
  • CMS-1442-N - Changes to Wage Indices and Hospital Reclassifications Impacting Certain OPPS Hospitals.
  • Blood Clotting Factor Furnishing Fee

MLN Connects Provider eNews Spotlights

Spotlights

  • CMS-1606-F
  • CMS-1606-F :  FY 2015 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System – Rate Update
  • CMS-1613-P:  Hospital Outpatient Payment System (OPPS) and CY 2015 Payment Rates
  • CMS-1607-P:  Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2015 Rates
  • Additional Clarification of Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions
    On August 19, 2013, in the FY2014 IPPS/LTCH final rule CMS clarified and revised the conditions of payment for hospital inpatient services under Medicare Part A related to patient status. On September 5, 2013, CMS released guidance that discussed the provisions of the final rule regarding the physician order and physician certification of hospital inpatient services. This document includes further clarification of issues addressed in the previous guidance.
  • Prior Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions
    The guidance provided in this document has been further clarified in Additional Clarification of Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions. This version of the guidance document will remain online for comparison purposes.
  • CMS Rule 1599-F: Inpatient Hospital Admission and Medical Review Criteria (2-Midnight Provision) and Part B Inpatient Billing in Hospitals

    CMS hosted a Special Open Door Forum (ODF) call to allow hospitals, practitioners, and other interested parties to give feedback on the physician order and physician certification, inpatient hospital admission and medical review criteria, and Part B inpatient billing provisions that were released on August 2, 2013 in the FY 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule (CMS-1599-F). This introductory call allowed for initial discussions between stakeholders and CMS. The transcript and MP3 audio file will be posted to the Special ODF webpage under the "Downloads" section around August 22 and will be available for 30 days. CMS understands that providers or associations may have additional questions or concerns. You are encouraged to submit questions related to the two midnight provision for admission and medical review to the IPPSadmissions@cms.hhs.gov mailbox. Questions on Part B inpatient billing and the clarifications regarding the physician order and certification should be sent to the subject matter staff listed in the final rule. CMS will review stakeholder feedback as quickly as possible and provide responses and clarification as needed.

    For more information:

    FY 2014 IPPS Rule Outreach

    Final Rule (CMS-1599-F)

  • On March 13, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Ruling 1455-R which establishes an interim process for hospitals to bill Medicare for Part B services following a denial of a claim for an inpatient admission as not reasonable and necessary. CMS has issued temporary billing instructions for affected providers to follow for both the Part B Types of Bills (TOB), TOB 12x and TOB 13x.
  • Revised Fact Sheet for Referral Agents - Where are the Round 2 areas? What if a beneficiary travels? What do you need to know before prescribing a DMEPOS item or referring the beneficiary to a DMEPOS supplier? Want more information on the national mail-order program for diabetic testing supplies?
  • For answers to these questions and more, see the revised “Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program: Referral Agents” Fact Sheet (ICN 900927), which is now available in downloadable format.
  • CMS-1442-N - Changes to Wage Indices and Hospital Reclassifications Impacting Certain OPPS Hospitals.
  • Blood Clotting Factor Furnishing Fee

MLN Connects Provider eNews Spotlights

Spotlights

  • CMS-1606-F
  • CMS-1606-F :  FY 2015 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System – Rate Update
  • CMS-1613-P:  Hospital Outpatient Payment System (OPPS) and CY 2015 Payment Rates
  • CMS-1607-P:  Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2015 Rates
  • Additional Clarification of Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions
    On August 19, 2013, in the FY2014 IPPS/LTCH final rule CMS clarified and revised the conditions of payment for hospital inpatient services under Medicare Part A related to patient status. On September 5, 2013, CMS released guidance that discussed the provisions of the final rule regarding the physician order and physician certification of hospital inpatient services. This document includes further clarification of issues addressed in the previous guidance.
  • Prior Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions
    The guidance provided in this document has been further clarified in Additional Clarification of Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions. This version of the guidance document will remain online for comparison purposes.
  • CMS Rule 1599-F: Inpatient Hospital Admission and Medical Review Criteria (2-Midnight Provision) and Part B Inpatient Billing in Hospitals

    CMS hosted a Special Open Door Forum (ODF) call to allow hospitals, practitioners, and other interested parties to give feedback on the physician order and physician certification, inpatient hospital admission and medical review criteria, and Part B inpatient billing provisions that were released on August 2, 2013 in the FY 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule (CMS-1599-F). This introductory call allowed for initial discussions between stakeholders and CMS. The transcript and MP3 audio file will be posted to the Special ODF webpage under the "Downloads" section around August 22 and will be available for 30 days. CMS understands that providers or associations may have additional questions or concerns. You are encouraged to submit questions related to the two midnight provision for admission and medical review to the IPPSadmissions@cms.hhs.gov mailbox. Questions on Part B inpatient billing and the clarifications regarding the physician order and certification should be sent to the subject matter staff listed in the final rule. CMS will review stakeholder feedback as quickly as possible and provide responses and clarification as needed.

    For more information:

    FY 2014 IPPS Rule Outreach

    Final Rule (CMS-1599-F)

  • On March 13, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Ruling 1455-R which establishes an interim process for hospitals to bill Medicare for Part B services following a denial of a claim for an inpatient admission as not reasonable and necessary. CMS has issued temporary billing instructions for affected providers to follow for both the Part B Types of Bills (TOB), TOB 12x and TOB 13x.
  • Revised Fact Sheet for Referral Agents - Where are the Round 2 areas? What if a beneficiary travels? What do you need to know before prescribing a DMEPOS item or referring the beneficiary to a DMEPOS supplier? Want more information on the national mail-order program for diabetic testing supplies?
  • For answers to these questions and more, see the revised “Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program: Referral Agents” Fact Sheet (ICN 900927), which is now available in downloadable format.
  • CMS-1442-N - Changes to Wage Indices and Hospital Reclassifications Impacting Certain OPPS Hospitals.
  • Blood Clotting Factor Furnishing Fee

MLN Connects Provider eNews Spotlights

Spotlights

  • CMS-1606-F
  • CMS-1606-F :  FY 2015 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System – Rate Update
  • CMS-1613-P:  Hospital Outpatient Payment System (OPPS) and CY 2015 Payment Rates
  • CMS-1607-P:  Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2015 Rates
  • Additional Clarification of Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions
    On August 19, 2013, in the FY2014 IPPS/LTCH final rule CMS clarified and revised the conditions of payment for hospital inpatient services under Medicare Part A related to patient status. On September 5, 2013, CMS released guidance that discussed the provisions of the final rule regarding the physician order and physician certification of hospital inpatient services. This document includes further clarification of issues addressed in the previous guidance.
  • Prior Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions
    The guidance provided in this document has been further clarified in Additional Clarification of Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions. This version of the guidance document will remain online for comparison purposes.
  • CMS Rule 1599-F: Inpatient Hospital Admission and Medical Review Criteria (2-Midnight Provision) and Part B Inpatient Billing in Hospitals

    CMS hosted a Special Open Door Forum (ODF) call to allow hospitals, practitioners, and other interested parties to give feedback on the physician order and physician certification, inpatient hospital admission and medical review criteria, and Part B inpatient billing provisions that were released on August 2, 2013 in the FY 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule (CMS-1599-F). This introductory call allowed for initial discussions between stakeholders and CMS. The transcript and MP3 audio file will be posted to the Special ODF webpage under the "Downloads" section around August 22 and will be available for 30 days. CMS understands that providers or associations may have additional questions or concerns. You are encouraged to submit questions related to the two midnight provision for admission and medical review to the IPPSadmissions@cms.hhs.gov mailbox. Questions on Part B inpatient billing and the clarifications regarding the physician order and certification should be sent to the subject matter staff listed in the final rule. CMS will review stakeholder feedback as quickly as possible and provide responses and clarification as needed.

    For more information:

    FY 2014 IPPS Rule Outreach

    Final Rule (CMS-1599-F)

  • On March 13, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Ruling 1455-R which establishes an interim process for hospitals to bill Medicare for Part B services following a denial of a claim for an inpatient admission as not reasonable and necessary. CMS has issued temporary billing instructions for affected providers to follow for both the Part B Types of Bills (TOB), TOB 12x and TOB 13x.
  • Revised Fact Sheet for Referral Agents - Where are the Round 2 areas? What if a beneficiary travels? What do you need to know before prescribing a DMEPOS item or referring the beneficiary to a DMEPOS supplier? Want more information on the national mail-order program for diabetic testing supplies?
  • For answers to these questions and more, see the revised “Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program: Referral Agents” Fact Sheet (ICN 900927), which is now available in downloadable format.
  • CMS-1442-N - Changes to Wage Indices and Hospital Reclassifications Impacting Certain OPPS Hospitals.
  • Blood Clotting Factor Furnishing Fee

MLN Connects Provider eNews Spotlights

Spotlights

  • CMS-1606-F
  • CMS-1606-F :  FY 2015 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System – Rate Update
  • CMS-1613-P:  Hospital Outpatient Payment System (OPPS) and CY 2015 Payment Rates
  • CMS-1607-P:  Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2015 Rates
  • Additional Clarification of Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions
    On August 19, 2013, in the FY2014 IPPS/LTCH final rule CMS clarified and revised the conditions of payment for hospital inpatient services under Medicare Part A related to patient status. On September 5, 2013, CMS released guidance that discussed the provisions of the final rule regarding the physician order and physician certification of hospital inpatient services. This document includes further clarification of issues addressed in the previous guidance.
  • Prior Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions
    The guidance provided in this document has been further clarified in Additional Clarification of Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions. This version of the guidance document will remain online for comparison purposes.
  • CMS Rule 1599-F: Inpatient Hospital Admission and Medical Review Criteria (2-Midnight Provision) and Part B Inpatient Billing in Hospitals

    CMS hosted a Special Open Door Forum (ODF) call to allow hospitals, practitioners, and other interested parties to give feedback on the physician order and physician certification, inpatient hospital admission and medical review criteria, and Part B inpatient billing provisions that were released on August 2, 2013 in the FY 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule (CMS-1599-F). This introductory call allowed for initial discussions between stakeholders and CMS. The transcript and MP3 audio file will be posted to the Special ODF webpage under the "Downloads" section around August 22 and will be available for 30 days. CMS understands that providers or associations may have additional questions or concerns. You are encouraged to submit questions related to the two midnight provision for admission and medical review to the IPPSadmissions@cms.hhs.gov mailbox. Questions on Part B inpatient billing and the clarifications regarding the physician order and certification should be sent to the subject matter staff listed in the final rule. CMS will review stakeholder feedback as quickly as possible and provide responses and clarification as needed.

    For more information:

    FY 2014 IPPS Rule Outreach

    Final Rule (CMS-1599-F)

  • On March 13, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Ruling 1455-R which establishes an interim process for hospitals to bill Medicare for Part B services following a denial of a claim for an inpatient admission as not reasonable and necessary. CMS has issued temporary billing instructions for affected providers to follow for both the Part B Types of Bills (TOB), TOB 12x and TOB 13x.
  • Revised Fact Sheet for Referral Agents - Where are the Round 2 areas? What if a beneficiary travels? What do you need to know before prescribing a DMEPOS item or referring the beneficiary to a DMEPOS supplier? Want more information on the national mail-order program for diabetic testing supplies?
  • For answers to these questions and more, see the revised “Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program: Referral Agents” Fact Sheet (ICN 900927), which is now available in downloadable format.
  • CMS-1442-N - Changes to Wage Indices and Hospital Reclassifications Impacting Certain OPPS Hospitals.
  • Blood Clotting Factor Furnishing Fee

MLN Connects Provider eNews Spotlights

Spotlights

  • CMS-1606-F
  • CMS-1606-F :  FY 2015 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System – Rate Update
  • CMS-1613-P:  Hospital Outpatient Payment System (OPPS) and CY 2015 Payment Rates
  • CMS-1607-P:  Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2015 Rates
  • Additional Clarification of Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions
    On August 19, 2013, in the FY2014 IPPS/LTCH final rule CMS clarified and revised the conditions of payment for hospital inpatient services under Medicare Part A related to patient status. On September 5, 2013, CMS released guidance that discussed the provisions of the final rule regarding the physician order and physician certification of hospital inpatient services. This document includes further clarification of issues addressed in the previous guidance.
  • Prior Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions
    The guidance provided in this document has been further clarified in Additional Clarification of Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions. This version of the guidance document will remain online for comparison purposes.
  • CMS Rule 1599-F: Inpatient Hospital Admission and Medical Review Criteria (2-Midnight Provision) and Part B Inpatient Billing in Hospitals

    CMS hosted a Special Open Door Forum (ODF) call to allow hospitals, practitioners, and other interested parties to give feedback on the physician order and physician certification, inpatient hospital admission and medical review criteria, and Part B inpatient billing provisions that were released on August 2, 2013 in the FY 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule (CMS-1599-F). This introductory call allowed for initial discussions between stakeholders and CMS. The transcript and MP3 audio file will be posted to the Special ODF webpage under the "Downloads" section around August 22 and will be available for 30 days. CMS understands that providers or associations may have additional questions or concerns. You are encouraged to submit questions related to the two midnight provision for admission and medical review to the IPPSadmissions@cms.hhs.gov mailbox. Questions on Part B inpatient billing and the clarifications regarding the physician order and certification should be sent to the subject matter staff listed in the final rule. CMS will review stakeholder feedback as quickly as possible and provide responses and clarification as needed.

    For more information:

    FY 2014 IPPS Rule Outreach

    Final Rule (CMS-1599-F)

  • On March 13, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Ruling 1455-R which establishes an interim process for hospitals to bill Medicare for Part B services following a denial of a claim for an inpatient admission as not reasonable and necessary. CMS has issued temporary billing instructions for affected providers to follow for both the Part B Types of Bills (TOB), TOB 12x and TOB 13x.
  • Revised Fact Sheet for Referral Agents - Where are the Round 2 areas? What if a beneficiary travels? What do you need to know before prescribing a DMEPOS item or referring the beneficiary to a DMEPOS supplier? Want more information on the national mail-order program for diabetic testing supplies?
  • For answers to these questions and more, see the revised “Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program: Referral Agents” Fact Sheet (ICN 900927), which is now available in downloadable format.
  • CMS-1442-N - Changes to Wage Indices and Hospital Reclassifications Impacting Certain OPPS Hospitals.
  • Blood Clotting Factor Furnishing Fee

MLN Connects Provider eNews Spotlights

Spotlights

  • CMS-1606-F
  • CMS-1606-F :  FY 2015 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System – Rate Update
  • CMS-1613-P:  Hospital Outpatient Payment System (OPPS) and CY 2015 Payment Rates
  • CMS-1607-P:  Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2015 Rates
  • Additional Clarification of Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions
    On August 19, 2013, in the FY2014 IPPS/LTCH final rule CMS clarified and revised the conditions of payment for hospital inpatient services under Medicare Part A related to patient status. On September 5, 2013, CMS released guidance that discussed the provisions of the final rule regarding the physician order and physician certification of hospital inpatient services. This document includes further clarification of issues addressed in the previous guidance.
  • Prior Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions
    The guidance provided in this document has been further clarified in Additional Clarification of Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions. This version of the guidance document will remain online for comparison purposes.
  • CMS Rule 1599-F: Inpatient Hospital Admission and Medical Review Criteria (2-Midnight Provision) and Part B Inpatient Billing in Hospitals

    CMS hosted a Special Open Door Forum (ODF) call to allow hospitals, practitioners, and other interested parties to give feedback on the physician order and physician certification, inpatient hospital admission and medical review criteria, and Part B inpatient billing provisions that were released on August 2, 2013 in the FY 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule (CMS-1599-F). This introductory call allowed for initial discussions between stakeholders and CMS. The transcript and MP3 audio file will be posted to the Special ODF webpage under the "Downloads" section around August 22 and will be available for 30 days. CMS understands that providers or associations may have additional questions or concerns. You are encouraged to submit questions related to the two midnight provision for admission and medical review to the IPPSadmissions@cms.hhs.gov mailbox. Questions on Part B inpatient billing and the clarifications regarding the physician order and certification should be sent to the subject matter staff listed in the final rule. CMS will review stakeholder feedback as quickly as possible and provide responses and clarification as needed.

    For more information:

    FY 2014 IPPS Rule Outreach

    Final Rule (CMS-1599-F)

  • On March 13, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Ruling 1455-R which establishes an interim process for hospitals to bill Medicare for Part B services following a denial of a claim for an inpatient admission as not reasonable and necessary. CMS has issued temporary billing instructions for affected providers to follow for both the Part B Types of Bills (TOB), TOB 12x and TOB 13x.
  • Revised Fact Sheet for Referral Agents - Where are the Round 2 areas? What if a beneficiary travels? What do you need to know before prescribing a DMEPOS item or referring the beneficiary to a DMEPOS supplier? Want more information on the national mail-order program for diabetic testing supplies?
  • For answers to these questions and more, see the revised “Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program: Referral Agents” Fact Sheet (ICN 900927), which is now available in downloadable format.
  • CMS-1442-N - Changes to Wage Indices and Hospital Reclassifications Impacting Certain OPPS Hospitals.
  • Blood Clotting Factor Furnishing Fee

MLN Connects Provider eNews Spotlights

Spotlights

  • CMS-1606-F
  • CMS-1606-F :  FY 2015 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System – Rate Update
  • CMS-1613-P:  Hospital Outpatient Payment System (OPPS) and CY 2015 Payment Rates
  • CMS-1607-P:  Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2015 Rates
  • Additional Clarification of Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions
    On August 19, 2013, in the FY2014 IPPS/LTCH final rule CMS clarified and revised the conditions of payment for hospital inpatient services under Medicare Part A related to patient status. On September 5, 2013, CMS released guidance that discussed the provisions of the final rule regarding the physician order and physician certification of hospital inpatient services. This document includes further clarification of issues addressed in the previous guidance.
  • Prior Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions
    The guidance provided in this document has been further clarified in Additional Clarification of Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions. This version of the guidance document will remain online for comparison purposes.
  • CMS Rule 1599-F: Inpatient Hospital Admission and Medical Review Criteria (2-Midnight Provision) and Part B Inpatient Billing in Hospitals

    CMS hosted a Special Open Door Forum (ODF) call to allow hospitals, practitioners, and other interested parties to give feedback on the physician order and physician certification, inpatient hospital admission and medical review criteria, and Part B inpatient billing provisions that were released on August 2, 2013 in the FY 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule (CMS-1599-F). This introductory call allowed for initial discussions between stakeholders and CMS. The transcript and MP3 audio file will be posted to the Special ODF webpage under the "Downloads" section around August 22 and will be available for 30 days. CMS understands that providers or associations may have additional questions or concerns. You are encouraged to submit questions related to the two midnight provision for admission and medical review to the IPPSadmissions@cms.hhs.gov mailbox. Questions on Part B inpatient billing and the clarifications regarding the physician order and certification should be sent to the subject matter staff listed in the final rule. CMS will review stakeholder feedback as quickly as possible and provide responses and clarification as needed.

    For more information:

    FY 2014 IPPS Rule Outreach

    Final Rule (CMS-1599-F)

  • On March 13, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Ruling 1455-R which establishes an interim process for hospitals to bill Medicare for Part B services following a denial of a claim for an inpatient admission as not reasonable and necessary. CMS has issued temporary billing instructions for affected providers to follow for both the Part B Types of Bills (TOB), TOB 12x and TOB 13x.
  • Revised Fact Sheet for Referral Agents - Where are the Round 2 areas? What if a beneficiary travels? What do you need to know before prescribing a DMEPOS item or referring the beneficiary to a DMEPOS supplier? Want more information on the national mail-order program for diabetic testing supplies?
  • For answers to these questions and more, see the revised “Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program: Referral Agents” Fact Sheet (ICN 900927), which is now available in downloadable format.
  • CMS-1442-N - Changes to Wage Indices and Hospital Reclassifications Impacting Certain OPPS Hospitals.
  • Blood Clotting Factor Furnishing Fee

MLN Connects Provider eNews Spotlights

Spotlights

  • CMS-1606-F :  FY 2015 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System – Rate Update
  • CMS-1613-P:  Hospital Outpatient Payment System (OPPS) and CY 2015 Payment Rates
  • CMS-1607-P:  Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2015 Rates
  • Additional Clarification of Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions
    On August 19, 2013, in the FY2014 IPPS/LTCH final rule CMS clarified and revised the conditions of payment for hospital inpatient services under Medicare Part A related to patient status. On September 5, 2013, CMS released guidance that discussed the provisions of the final rule regarding the physician order and physician certification of hospital inpatient services. This document includes further clarification of issues addressed in the previous guidance.
  • Prior Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions
    The guidance provided in this document has been further clarified in Additional Clarification of Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions. This version of the guidance document will remain online for comparison purposes.
  • CMS Rule 1599-F: Inpatient Hospital Admission and Medical Review Criteria (2-Midnight Provision) and Part B Inpatient Billing in Hospitals

    CMS hosted a Special Open Door Forum (ODF) call to allow hospitals, practitioners, and other interested parties to give feedback on the physician order and physician certification, inpatient hospital admission and medical review criteria, and Part B inpatient billing provisions that were released on August 2, 2013 in the FY 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule (CMS-1599-F). This introductory call allowed for initial discussions between stakeholders and CMS. The transcript and MP3 audio file will be posted to the Special ODF webpage under the "Downloads" section around August 22 and will be available for 30 days. CMS understands that providers or associations may have additional questions or concerns. You are encouraged to submit questions related to the two midnight provision for admission and medical review to the IPPSadmissions@cms.hhs.gov mailbox. Questions on Part B inpatient billing and the clarifications regarding the physician order and certification should be sent to the subject matter staff listed in the final rule. CMS will review stakeholder feedback as quickly as possible and provide responses and clarification as needed.

    For more information:

    FY 2014 IPPS Rule Outreach

    Final Rule (CMS-1599-F)

  • On March 13, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Ruling 1455-R which establishes an interim process for hospitals to bill Medicare for Part B services following a denial of a claim for an inpatient admission as not reasonable and necessary. CMS has issued temporary billing instructions for affected providers to follow for both the Part B Types of Bills (TOB), TOB 12x and TOB 13x.
  • Revised Fact Sheet for Referral Agents - Where are the Round 2 areas? What if a beneficiary travels? What do you need to know before prescribing a DMEPOS item or referring the beneficiary to a DMEPOS supplier? Want more information on the national mail-order program for diabetic testing supplies?
  • For answers to these questions and more, see the revised “Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program: Referral Agents” Fact Sheet (ICN 900927), which is now available in downloadable format.
  • CMS-1442-N - Changes to Wage Indices and Hospital Reclassifications Impacting Certain OPPS Hospitals.
  • Blood Clotting Factor Furnishing Fee

MLN Connects Provider eNews Spotlights

Spotlights

  • CMS-1606-F :  FY 2015 Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System – Rate Update
  • CMS-1613-P:  Hospital Outpatient Payment System (OPPS) and CY 2015 Payment Rates
  • CMS-1607-P:  Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Fiscal Year 2015 Rates
  • Additional Clarification of Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions
    On August 19, 2013, in the FY2014 IPPS/LTCH final rule CMS clarified and revised the conditions of payment for hospital inpatient services under Medicare Part A related to patient status. On September 5, 2013, CMS released guidance that discussed the provisions of the final rule regarding the physician order and physician certification of hospital inpatient services. This document includes further clarification of issues addressed in the previous guidance.
  • Prior Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions
    The guidance provided in this document has been further clarified in Additional Clarification of Guidance on the Physician Order and Physician Certification for Hospital Inpatient Admissions. This version of the guidance document will remain online for comparison purposes.
  • CMS Rule 1599-F: Inpatient Hospital Admission and Medical Review Criteria (2-Midnight Provision) and Part B Inpatient Billing in Hospitals

    CMS hosted a Special Open Door Forum (ODF) call to allow hospitals, practitioners, and other interested parties to give feedback on the physician order and physician certification, inpatient hospital admission and medical review criteria, and Part B inpatient billing provisions that were released on August 2, 2013 in the FY 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule (CMS-1599-F). This introductory call allowed for initial discussions between stakeholders and CMS. The transcript and MP3 audio file will be posted to the Special ODF webpage under the "Downloads" section around August 22 and will be available for 30 days. CMS understands that providers or associations may have additional questions or concerns. You are encouraged to submit questions related to the two midnight provision for admission and medical review to the IPPSadmissions@cms.hhs.gov mailbox. Questions on Part B inpatient billing and the clarifications regarding the physician order and certification should be sent to the subject matter staff listed in the final rule. CMS will review stakeholder feedback as quickly as possible and provide responses and clarification as needed.

    For more information:

    FY 2014 IPPS Rule Outreach

    Final Rule (CMS-1599-F)

  • On March 13, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Ruling 1455-R which establishes an interim process for hospitals to bill Medicare for Part B services following a denial of a claim for an inpatient admission as not reasonable and necessary. CMS has issued temporary billing instructions for affected providers to follow for both the Part B Types of Bills (TOB), TOB 12x and TOB 13x.
  • Revised Fact Sheet for Referral Agents - Where are the Round 2 areas? What if a beneficiary travels? What do you need to know before prescribing a DMEPOS item or referring the beneficiary to a DMEPOS supplier? Want more information on the national mail-order program for diabetic testing supplies?
  • For answers to these questions and more, see the revised “Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program: Referral Agents” Fact Sheet (ICN 900927), which is now available in downloadable format.
  • CMS-1442-N - Changes to Wage Indices and Hospital Reclassifications Impacting Certain OPPS Hospitals.
  • Blood Clotting Factor Furnishing Fee

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