If you're looking for total knee replacement on the inpatient-only list, forget it. Turn off your computer and call your auditing department. Total knee replacement is gone. But your troubles are just starting.
As expected, and as first reported by RACmonitor, CMS removed total knee replacement from the inpatient-only list as of January 1, 2018. And as expected CMS provided little guidance on how to determine the proper status for Medicare patients undergoing this surgery. The good news: In this must-see webcast, Dr. Ronald Hirsch will review the implications of this change, provide a detailed analysis to help you determine how to interpret and operationalize a method to determine the proper admission status of these patients. As a bonus, Dr. Hirsch will provide an overview of the inpatient only-list.
Register now. And register early for the most anticipated webcast of the season.
During this exclusive RACmonitor webcast, Dr. Hirsch will...
- Review the changes to the inpatient only list to become effective on Jan. 1, 2018
- Develop a plan to analyze the implication of the list changes to each facility
- Provide a framework for determining the proper admission status of patients undergoing total knee replacements.
- Review the criteria used by CMS for placing surgeries on the inpatient only list and removing them.