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Joe Becht
Becht Advisory Group LLC

Rick Kolaska
Reimbursement Alliance


This webinar reviews the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) regulations. The final rule contains updates and changes affecting operations and capital-related costs for healthcare provider organizations and implements provisions contained in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Protecting Access to Medicare Act, and other legislation. These proposed changes take effect on October 1, 2017.

After This Webinar You'll Be Able To:

  • Identify and understand the FY 2018 CMS market basket update and corresponding adjustments including the ACA’s productivity adjustment documentation and coding modifications, and CMS's rationale for such adjustments
  • Understand changes to the DRGs and their weighting factors, transfer DRGs, capital payments, and outlier thresholds
  • Explain changes to the area wage index methodology and how these could impact hospital or health system Medicare IPPS payments
  • Identify Medicare's growing emphasis on quality including quality reporting, value-based purchasing, the readmission penalty, and hospital-acquired condition reduction program

Recommended for:

CFOs, controllers, reimbursement directors & managers, accounting & financial managers

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Delivery Method: Group Internet
Level: Intermediate                                  
Pre-work: None
Prerequisites: None                                                                                
Contact hours: 1.0


HFMA members: Free

Non-members: $99

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This on-demand webinar is available until July 31, 2018.