Final rule CMS-1599-F modifies and clarifies the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) longstanding policy on how Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) review inpatient hospital admissions for payment purposes. This document contains a summary of the direction the CMS has issued to MACs.
In this special edition article, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) stresses the importance of staying informed of all CMS national inpatient hospital policy and national and local coverage determinations regarding making a clinical decision to admit a patient. The article was revised July 31, 2012, to reflect current web addresses. [SE1037]
Final rule CMS-1599-F clarified and revised conditions of payment for hospital inpatient services under Medicare Part A related to patient status. This document provides guidance on provisions regarding required physician order and certification of hospital inpatient services.
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