Inpatient or outpatient status is the question that's causing total knee replacement (TKR) to become the tsunami of healthcare in 2018. It's also why so many facilities are searching to learn how other organizations are interpreting the ambiguity of language of the 2018 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule as to whom should be an inpatient or outpatient.
Good news. Your search is over.
Even though the patient status criteria vary throughout the industry, two notable health systems will share their strategies for simplifying the process for determining appropriate status for traditional Medicare patients undergoing TKR.
Register now for this exclusive RACmonitor webcast when Mary Beth Pace of Trinity Health System and Jeffrey Pilger, MD at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood, Kentucky share their approach with you and your team for admitting TKR patients.
During this highly-anticipated RACmonitor webcast, you will learn how…
- Both systems define the OPPS rule in the inpatient-only list;
- To define the population that is targeted for the improvement;
- To incorporate proven strategies into daily operations;
- To develop a process for a communication plan; and
- To define key quality measures in order to track results.