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Conform to the new CMS physician supervision requirements

APCs Insider, May 1, 2009

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Hospitals looking for more discussion about CMS’ recent clarification of the direct supervision requirements under “incident to” got what they wanted during the February 25 Hospital and Hospital Quality Open Door Forum (HODF). But the additional information is likely to spark more questions and raises significant compliance issues for hospitals.

“CMS’ clarification regarding the definition of department leaves the determination up to the hospital,” says Kimberly Anderwood Hoy, Esq., JD, CPC, director of Medicare and compliance at HCPro, Inc., in Marblehead, MA. “For many hospitals, that may mean going back to the drawing board and figuring out exactly how department lines are drawn.”

Continue reading Conform to the new CMS physician supervision requirements on the HCPro Inc. Web site. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the May issue via their online subscriptions.



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