Corporate Compliance

Note: Provider-friendly change to tracking observation hours

Medicare Insider, June 21, 2011

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Medicare Insider!

Editor’s note: Kimberly Hoy, Esq., director of Medicare and compliance for HCPro, Inc., is the author of this week’s note from the instructor.

In the July OPPS update, CMS made a manual change to the section on counting observation hours that was very provider-friendly. CMS amended Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 4 § 290.2.2 “Reporting Hours of Observation,” to allow providers to use average times when determining the amount of time to subtract from observation time for other procedures.

Continue reading Kimberly's note on the MedicareMentor Blog.



Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Medicare Insider!

Most Popular