CHA News Article

CMS Releases Transcript and Audio of National Provider Call
Inpatient admissions, medical review and Part B billing policies included

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted a transcript and recording of the national provider call held on Aug. 15 regarding newly revised policies implemented in the federal fiscal year 2014 inpatient prospective payment system final rule. The call focused on policies related to the physician order certification for inpatient hospital admission, as well as the medical review criteria that will be used by the MACs and RACs in reviewing inpatient admissions. CMS also reviewed the final rule’s Part B inpatient billing provisions. CMS is still seeking feedback from providers as it develops guidance for the MAC and RAC auditors, and CHA urges members to submit questions and comments to The transcript and link to the audio recording are attached.