On Dec. 12 at 2-3 pm Eastern, CMS will host a webinar for CAHs covering the New Medicare Card Project, implementation of new Medicare numbers, the format of the new number, timeline & milestones, the transition period, outreach & education and what you need to know to get ready for the new number. To participate click here.
Critical access hospitals that did not achieve meaningful use in the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program for the 2016 reporting period can apply through Nov. 30 for a hardship exception to avoid a 2018 payment adjustment. Inpatient prospective payment system hospitals that did not achieve meaningful use or receive a hardship exception for the 2016 reporting period can apply through Nov. 30 for reconsideration of their 2018 payment adjustment. For instructions and applications click here.
The deadline for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to submit a hardship exception application to avoid the 2016 payment adjustment based on the 2016 reporting year is Thursday, November 30th. The application must be submitted electronically or postmarked by the November 30th deadline.
CAHs can submit hardship exception applications in two ways:
For more information click here.
Despite serving as a critical healthcare safety net for millions of patients, many rural hospitals are constantly on the brink of closing their doors due to a number of revenue cycle management challenges. Eighty-two rural hospitals have closed since 2010, and many more are considering shutting down because of low operating margins, challenging patient populations, and provider shortages.
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The CDC is hosting a webinar for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) on Nov. 16 from 2-3 PM EST that will walk through the materials and resources developed for antibiotic stewardship that takes into account the challenges of limited staffing and resources for smaller facilities. Register for the webinar here.