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2022 Regulatory Update: Big Changes to IPO List, Ramped-up Audits and More

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Thursday, December 2, 2021
1:30 - 2:30 PM ET
12:30 - 1:30 PM CT
10:30 - 11:30 AM PT

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It’s crucial to know what’s coming with the inpatient-only (IPO) list, short-stay audits and other regulatory issues in 2022. Count on Dr. Ronald Hirsch to get you up to speed!

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What’s ahead for the inpatient-only (IPO) list in 2022? Will short-stay audits continue to be a prime target for auditors? Don’t be caught off guard — register today for this always-popular RACmonitor update webcast. Our presenter, Dr. Ronald Hirsch, will spell out key items in the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule, starting with an anticipated CMS reversal of 2021 changes to the IPO list as well as to the ambulatory surgical center (ASC)-allowed list. Also, expect CMS to keep its foot on the gas with the full-scale resumption of short-stay audits and targeted probe and educate (TPE) audits.

All of this will be occurring within the context of a persistent public health emergency, coupled with initiation of the No Surprises Act and regulatory inconsistencies resulting from growing private insurer participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Don’t be intimidated by a barrage of coming change. Besides previewing the new year, Dr. Hirsch will help put your mind at ease by offering specific steps you can take to shore up your regulatory compliance and ultimately protect your fiscal integrity in 2022.

Why This is Relevant:

You’ve had to deal with annual regulatory changes before. However, now you’re forced to deal with these changes amid disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and other recent developments. But that doesn’t excuse you from “getting it right” when determining and documenting patient status. Your decisions make a big difference in how you’re paid — and they certainly matter to eagle-eyed auditors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand final changes to the IPO and ASC lists
  • Ensure that processes are in place to correctly assign status to all surgeries
  • Review important COVID-19 waivers and how they’re used
  • Learn about the resumption of audits and how to respond
  • Be able to comply with regulatory inconsistencies in Medicare Advantage and Medicaid programs

Who Should Attend:

Staff in utilization review, revenue cycle, revenue integrity, case management and compliance, as well as chief financial officers, physicians and physician advisors, and billing and coding professionals.

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