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The promise of patients over paperwork may greatly benefit hospitals. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted the 2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment (IPPS) Proposed Rule, with the agency suggesting it would strip away language that a physician’s order must be in the medical record in order for…
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As I discussed in my RACmonitor article published last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has left the mechanics of the two-midnight rule intact in its proposed Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) rule for 2018. That means that for at least another year, we will have to…
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It has been a busy two weeks. Ten days ago, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed 2018 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) rule, which, as usual, came out late on a Friday afternoon. The good news about the Rule is that the agency did not…
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