Two-Midnight Rule Update - Register ASAP for Information on October 1 Changes
Friday, September 25, 2015 8:22 AM
Important changes will go into effect on October 1, 2015, regarding the Two-Midnight Rule. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is changing its approach with regard to educating providers and enforcing Two-Midnight Short-Stay reviews. Specifically, CMS has decided to use Beneficiary and Family-Centered Care Quality Improvement Organizations (BFCC-QIOs), rather than Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) or Recovery Auditors, to conduct the first line medical reviews of providers who submit claims for inpatient admissions.
Kentucky’s BFCC-QIO is KEPRO, which has more information on the changes and action hospitals should take on its website. KEPRO is hosting an informational webinar for hospitals on Wednesday, September 30 at 3:00 p.m. (ET). Each hospital should identify at least one person to participate. There are a limited number of lines available so please register TODAY!
- There are only a limited number of lines available for this call. Once registration is full, no additional participants will be able to join the call.
- Due to the limited number of lines, if numerous people from your organization are planning to participate, please only register once and gather in a conference room to listen to the call. This will free up additional phone lines and allow for more participants.
- A recording of the webinar and handouts will be available on the KEPRO website.