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CMS discusses Hospital Compare Web site, observation, quality reviews, and more during recent call

Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies, May 1, 2008

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CMS hosted a hospital Open Door Forum (ODF) call March 13, in which various representatives discussed a number of inpatient-related topics, including the following:

Updates to the Hospital Compare Web site

Importance of testing claims with the National Provider Identifier (NPI)

Quality reviews for acute care hospital claims

Corrections to the CMS Web site regarding bed limit for critical access hospitals

Clerical errors related to observation

CMS’ plans to expand applicable diagnoses with the 5010 transaction system

Issuing advance beneficiary notices (ABN) for patients who refuse to leave the hospital after medically necessary services are complete

Hospital Compare Web site

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