Three-Day Payment Rule Affects Inpatient and Outpatient Coders
The new three-day payment rule may be part of the 2011 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule but outpatient coders are not immune. The new rule requires inpatient and outpatient coders to work together to avoid improper claims payment.
Michelle A. Leppert, CPC-A, senior managing editor for justcoding.com talks with Jennifer Hume, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, vice president of auditing and compliance at AAPC Physician Services, and Mary Phelps, RHIA, CCS, CIRCC, CTR, CCDS, manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, about the implications the three-day payment window has on outpatient coding.
“Know potential outpatient implications of the three-day payment rule” is a free article posted Nov. 3 on justcoding.com.