Errors Billing Outpatient Services When Patient is also Inpatient
By: Wyn Staheli, Director of Research Published: November 29th, 2018
The OIG recently reported that Medicare inappropriately paid acute-care hospitals for outpatient services provided to patients who were inpatients of another facility including long term care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, inpatient psychiatric facilities, and critical access hospitals. CMS suggests using the following resources to ensure compliance:
Wyn Staheli is the Director of Research & Editing for FindACode. She has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. With her degree in Management Information Systems (MIS), she has been a programmer for a large insurance carrier as well as a California hospital system. She is also the author and editor of many medical resource books and the founder of InstaCode Institute.
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