CMS Announces Inpatient Psychiatric Pricer Error

CMS Recently announced that an error was identified in the pricing of certain Inpatient Psychiatric Prospective Payment Claims. The error may affect claims with discharges between July 1, 2010 and September 30, 2010. Indications are that the error will be fixed on October 4th at which time, Medicare Contractors will begin adjusting claims retroactively. For additional information, go to

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