tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2017 Issue 1

MOON Update: Brace Yourself for Final MOON Implementation

Document reasons for outpatient status to avoid audit hotspot. Worried about complying with the final Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) form effective March 8? Now that Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the final draft, it’s time to get up to speed on the form and prepare yourself for a seamless implementation. Know These MOON Basics The Federal Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility Act (NOTICE Act), passed on August 6, 2015, makes the MOON mandatory for hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) to notify patients of their observation status and related implications...

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