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Speakers

Joe Becht
Partner
Becht Advisory Group LLC

Rick Kolaska
Partner
Reimbursement Alliance

Summary

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

After This Webinar You'll Be Able To:

  • Identify and understand FY 2018 CMS market basket update and corresponding adjustments including 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 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:

CEOs, controllers, reimbursement directors and managers, accounting and financial managers, and other senior executives

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

Pricing

HFMA members: Free

Non-members: $99

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Note: This on-demand webinar is available until October 10, 2018.