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The MOON: Lessons Learned: An Important Case Study


The MOON went into effect on March 8, 2017. Join us as Dr. Ronald Hirsch and Mary Beth Pace join forces to clear up the confusion surrounding the MOON.

Price: $229.00

Product Code: R051017


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Many sites are struggling on how to deliver the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON), which is a new requirement mandated by CMS. Join us as Ronald Hirsch, MD, with R1 Physician Advisory Services, and Mary Beth Pace from Trinity Health, team up for the first time in a remarkable, never-before-seen presentation that takes you on a treacherous excursion of the latest audit landscape the MOON.

After 18 months of planning by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and a mad scramble by hospitals in response to last minute guidance, the MOON is now the law of the land, effective March 8, 2017.

From this webcast, you'll receive an updated briefing on the MOON, along with the latest guidance from CMS on the many nuances of the MOON requirements. You'll learn how Trinity Health, a large national health system, tackled the MOON and turned CMS lemons into lemonade.

You'll also learn how Trinity Hospital has created a process that will help all patients know their current billing status. And most importantly, how to overcome the challenge of linking the newest requirement of a "clinical reason" back to the actual clerical process of obtaining the patient's signature, making and mailing copies when necessary, and scanning the documents into the electronic medical record (EMR).

Learning Objectives:
From this timely webcast, you'll learn how to stay compliant with the MOON. You will also learn how to…
  • Identify history and development of the MOON
  • Identify the patients who are required to have the MOON delivered
  • Define what 'clinical reason' means
  • Define efficient delivery steps of the process
  • Define the rules necessary to be compliant