Coming up on Monitor Mondays

Bed Hijacking: Outpatients Assigned to Inpatient Beds    
Monday, March 8, 2021
10-10:30 a.m. EST; 7-7:30 a.m. PST
 Season 11, Episode 445

Ronald Hirsch, MD, FACP, CHCQM
Knicole Emanuel Esq.
David Glaser, Esq.
Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP
Matthew Albright
Julie Collins, BSN, RN

“Are your CFOs agitated by the increase of outpatients in inpatient beds because of the removal of total knee arthroplasty (TKA), total hip arthroplasty (THA), and hundreds of other procedures from Medicare’s Inpatient-Only List (IPO) list?” asked Julie Collins recently on the RAC Relief listserv. “If the surgeon’s office is securing the prior authorization, how are they doing with securing the proper classification (inpatient/outpatient)? Are they using a dartboard to determine which classification they request?”

During the next live edition of Monitor Mondays, Collins, manager of utilization management at TriHealth in Cincinnati, Ohio, will report on how her healthcare system is addressing this crucial issue.

Other segments to be featured during the live broadcast include the following:

  • Legislative Update: Former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) official Matthew Albright, now chief legislative affairs officer for Zelis, will report on the status of healthcare legislation associated with the current COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Social Determinants of Health: Ellen Fink-Samnick, a nationally recognized expert on the social determinants of health (SDoH), will report on the latest news that’s occurring at the intersection of healthcare and socioeconomics. Ellen will also conduct the Monitor Mondays Listeners Survey.

  • Risky Business: Healthcare attorney David Glaser, shareholder in the law offices of Fredrikson & Bryon, will join the broadcast with his trademark segment, reporting on legal implications facing healthcare providers.

  • Monday Rounds: Ronald Hirsch, MD, vice president of R1 RCM, will be making his Monday Rounds with another installment of his popular segment.

  • RAC Report: Healthcare attorney Knicole Emanuel, a partner at the law firm of Practus, will report the Monitor Mondays lead story.