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.
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.
This checklist is an aid to assist providers with responding to medical record documentation requests.
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