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Medicare Hospital Wage Index review for 2018

Medicare Hospital Wage Index and Occupational Mix Data Analysis reports for 2018 will be released in the near future. Members are advised to review these important wage data reports.

The data analyzed is “final” and is the third of three wage and occupational mix data public use files (PUFs) that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued to develop the hospital wage index for FFY 2018.

Under CMS’ hospital wage index development timetable, hospitals have until May 30, 2017 to submit requests for either corrections to errors in the April 28, 2017 PUFs due to CMS or Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) mishandling of the data, or for revisions of desk review adjustments to wage index data as included in the PUFs. No new data issues may be addressed. Requests and supporting documentation for revision requests must be submitted to both CMS and the hospital’s MAC. Hospitals must complete the CY 2016 occupational mix surveys separately, and submit them to their MACs by July 3, 2017 in preparation of the Wage Index beginning FFY 2019.

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June 15 at Noon - 2pm CST

This program will cover the following (Part 1 of 2):

  • OIG changes that every hospital should be aware of
  • Two-day visit with immediate jeopardy
  • Common deficiency report by CMS
  • Basic concept of EMTALA
  • Revised manual
  • New survey memos
  • How to locate copy of the EMTALA regulations
  • OCR memo and EMTALA investigations
  • OIG advisory opinions on EMTALA
  • Compliance program
  • CMS Survey memos regarding EMTALA
  • Impact of COVID-19 on EMTALA
  • EMTALA definitions and requirements
  • The Joint Commission standards
  • EMTALA sign requirements
  • To whom EMTALA applies
  • Reasonable registration process
  • Financial questions from patients
  • Patients who sign out AMA
  • Specialized capability
  • Policies and procedures required
  • Hospital recommendations

 

July 20 at Noon to 2pm CST

This program will cover the following (Part 2 of 2):

  • On-call physician issues
  • Dedicated emergency department
  • Central log
  • Special responsibilities
  • Meaning of “comes to the ED”
  • Definition of hospital property
  • EMTALA and outpatients
  • Capacity
  • Dedicated emergency department
  • Inpatients and observation patients
  • Medical screening exam
  • Certification of false labor
  • Born alive law and EMTALA
  • Minor child request for treatment
  • Telemetry
  • When diversion is allowed
  • Parking of patients
  • Helipad
  • State plans and EMTALA
  • Who can be a QMP
  • Waiver of sanctions
  • Requests for medications
  • Blood alcohol tests
  • Emergency medical condition
  • Stabilization
  • OB patients
  • Born-Alive Infant Protection Act and MLN clarification
  • Transfer and transfer forms
  • Behavioral health patients
  • QIO role with EMTALA