Orthopedic surgeons are upset with various interpretations of regulations on total knee replacement coming from CMS. The saga of determining the proper status for Medicare total knee replacement (TKR) patients continues. As many people know, you do not want to upset a surgeon. And it appears that the Centers for…
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be changing the criteria for short-stay audits in April, according to KePRO, one of the Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs), which posted the announcement on its home Web page.“CMS is changing the selection process for medical records for short-stay reviews,” the…