Corporate Compliance

Other Issuances: OIG issues transfer policy review, CMS issues EMTALA memo

Medicare Insider, March 17, 2009

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OIG issues review of hospital compliance with the post-acute care transfer policy during fiscal years (FY) 2003–2005

On March 11, the OIG issued a report in which it determined that hospitals improperly coded 15,051 claims subject to the post-acute care transfer policy and that, as a result, Medicare overpaid $24.8 million to these hospitals for the 3-year period that ended September 30, 2005. On January 1, 2004, CMS implemented a system edit to detect transfers improperly coded as discharges to home.

View the OIG report.

CMS issues memo on EMTALA revisions in the 2009 IPPS final rule

On March 6, CMS issued a memo in which it discussed the revisions to EMTALA that appeared in the 2009 IPPS final rule.

View the memo.



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