Monday, June 13, 2011

CAH Optional Method Election for Outpatient Services: CMS MLN Article

Prior to a change made in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule, if a CAH chose to be paid under the optional method (Method II), it was required to make that election on an annual basis. However, the FY 2011 IPPS final rule changed the regulations for electing and/or terminating participation in Method II. This Medicare Learning Network article explains those changes. To access the article, click here.