Understanding the Impact of the 2014 Medicare Payment Changes – Recorded Webinar

Health Care

January 29, 2014
by Jeff Bramschreiber, CPA, Jeanne Chapdelaine, Jeffrey Johnson

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Jeff Bramschreiber Jeff Bramschreiber, CPA
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This webinar was recorded January 29, 2014.
 
On August 2, 2013, CMS issued the final 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IP PPS) rule, which updates payment rates for approximately 3,400 acute care hospitals and 440 long-term care acute hospitals in the United States.  On November 27, CMS issued hospital outpatient department and ambulatory surgical center policy and payment changes (OPPS).  And on December 10, the final 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule was published.  Let Wipfli help you make sense of all these regulations.
Among other important payment and regulatory policy updates, this webinar will provide you with the following:
 
  • Overview of Medicare’s final rules and changes for hospitals, rural health providers, and physicians
  • Services most affected by the 2014 changes 
  • Revisions to key incentive programs
  • Significant coding and billing changes such as the current five levels of hospital clinic visit (facility) codes being replaced with a single code describing all outpatient clinic visits.
  • Discussion on direct supervision rules and therapy cap application to CAHs
  • New requirements for coverage of Part A inpatient hospital claims (i.e., “two-midnight” rule) formalizing requirements for physician orders and certifications and expanded guidelines to justify medical necessity of an I/P
  • Implementation of the Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) calculation
  • And finally, if applicable, the latest updates on any congressional fixes to the Medicare fee schedule and regulatory extensions that have lapsed (i.e., low-volume adjustments, MDH, etc.)
 
In addition, we’ll update you on new OIG work plan items.  Join us as we review the newest Medicare reimbursement information.  Learn what actions you need to take now to minimize any negative impact to your reimbursement.

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