Just Coding.com: “Three-Day Payment Rule Affects Inpatient and Outpatient Coders”
Jennifer Hume, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, vice president of auditing and compliance at AAPC Physician Services, shares insights about the new three-day payment rule. She mentions that fact that the 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. This article is available online at JustCoding.com with a subscription.