Understand their purpose and triggers to help hospitals improve performance ratings tied to payment. In this climate of quality care, the ability to measure and track clinical performance and outcomes within a facility is essential. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) developed Quality Indicators for that purpose. There are four categories of AHRQ ...
Shed light on the new Medicare form and its effect on midnight madness. Every Medicare patient who receives observation care in the hospital for more than 24 hours must receive a Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON), form CMS-10611. The Federal Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility Act (NOTICE Act) requires all hospitals ...
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Jan 29th, 2010
Two months ahead of schedule, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)—an independent congressional agency charged with advising Congress on a wide range of Medicare issues—voted Jan. 15 on recommendations for 2011 Medicare provider payment updates. Here is a summary of MedPac’s recommendations to Congress: MedPAC Proposes 2011 Medicare Provider Payment Updates was last modified: July ...