CHA News Article

CMS to Host Forum on Two-Midnight Review Suspension
Call scheduled for June 7 at 11 a.m. (PT)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a call June 7 at 11 a.m. (PT) to provide an update on the temporary suspension of quality improvement organization (QIO) reviews of two-midnight stays. As previously reported in CHA News, CMS paused the audits last month in an attempt to improve standardization across the program. Hospital concerns include insufficient time to implement education and improvement activities between a first-round audit and a second audit request, as well as delayed receipt of review results and education — which could prevent the hospitals from rebilling denied claims under Part B due to the one-year filing limit. To join the call, dial (800) 837-1935 and enter conference identification number 41274021.