Case Management

Questions about MOON and CMS notification regulations

Case Management Monthly, October 1, 2016

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One of the topics raising the most questions in case management today is related to the MOON notification requirement. Hospitals were struggling this summer to comply with the Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility (NOTICE) Act, which was signed by President Barack Obama August 6, requiring hospitals to provide a verbal and written notice of outpatient status to any patient in observation who has been in the hospital for more than 24 hours. Just prior to the August 6 implementation date, hospitals received word that the notification requirement would be delayed pending approval of modifications made to the government's notification form.

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