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Joe Becht                 
Becht Advisory Group LLC     

Rick Kolaska     
Reimbursement Alliance    


This webinar reviews the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) final inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) regulations. The final rule contains updates and changes affecting operations and capital-related costs for provider organizations and implements provisions contained in the Affordable Care Act, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act and other legislation. These changes take effect on October 1, 2019.

After This Webinar You'll Be Able To:

  • Identify and understand FY 2020 CMS market-basket update and corresponding adjustments including ACA’s productivity-adjustment documentation and coding modifications as well as CMS’s rationale for such adjustments
  • Understand changes to the DRGs and their weighting factors, transfer DRGs, capital payments, outlier thresholds and DSH uncompensated care payments
  • Explain changes to the area wage-index methodology and how these changes could impact hospital Medicare IPPS payments
  • Identify Medicare’s growing emphasis on quality including quality reporting, value-base purchasing, the readmission penalty and the hospital-acquired condition-reduction program

Recommended for:

CFOs, controllers, reimbursement directors and managers, accounting and financial managers, and other senior executives working in hospitals and healthcare systems

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications                                          

Delivery Method: Group Internet
Level: Update                                                            
Pre-work: None                            
Prerequisites: None                                              
Contact hours: 1.0


HFMA Members: Free
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Note: This on-demand webinar is available until June 17, 2020.