Reimbursement & Regulatory Update: Final Inpatient PPS Annual Rule & Reimbursement Changes — 3-Part Series

Monday-Wednesday, September 28-30, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST

Reimbursement legislation and regulations are continuously evolving, and so must you. Join QHR Health’s John Waltko, Vice President, Regulatory and Financial Reporting, for this quarter’s Reimbursement and Regulatory update as he covers important issues such as new rules, federal legislation, landmark court decisions and changes in policy or policy interpretations by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that affect hospital reimbursement and operations.

This 3-part series will cover payment rate changes, Medicare geographic reclassification, uncompensated care payment revisions, Medicare low-volume payment adjustment update, and other reimbursement and payment policies being finalized by CMS for the 2021 federal fiscal year. The final rule, issued by CMS, is expected September 2020.

Due to the national health emergency declared due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will also provide updates to CARES Act Emergency Relief Fund and other acts of Congress impacting hospital reimbursements during the national emergency.

Payment rate increases for SNFs, inpatient psychiatric services, and rehabilitation hospitals will be highlighted; along with any material and significant adopted reimbursement policy changes for these sub-acute providers.

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In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to the three polling questions asked during each program session and complete the evaluation.

Participants will earn 1.0 CPE credit per session

Field of Study:                   Specialized Knowledge

Prerequisites:                    None

Who Should Attend:       CFOs, Senior Management and Officers, Revenue Cycle and Reimbursement Professionals

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level:                  Basic

Delivery Method:             Group Internet Based

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Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to apply the CMS finalized payment policies and payment updates for all hospital inpatient services for the 2021 fiscal year
  • Determine if your hospital qualifies for Medicare geographic reclassification
  • Determine if your hospital qualifies for low-volume payment adjustments and filing for the LVPA Application
  • Determining Medicare uncompensated care reimbursement amount for next fiscal year
  • Review changes to devise pass through payments and other significant inpatient policy payment changes
  • CARES Act funding overview and update
  • Other material reimbursement and cost reporting developments adopted in the final Inpatient prospective payment system rule

Who Should Attend

  • CFOs
  • Senior Management and Officers
  • Revenue Cycle and Reimbursement Professionals

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