Published November 4, 2020

2021 IPPS Final Rule and Medicare Bad Debt, Other Regulatory Hot Topics on HFS Agenda

This year’s Health Financial Systems (HFS) Virtual Provider Meeting will feature knowledgeable and respected Medicare experts presenting on industry-related topics. The event includes four days of sessions, with PYA thought leaders presenting Dec. 10, 2020.

PYA Senior Manager Kathy Reep will present “Regulatory Hot Topics.” She will examine the requirements of the FY2021 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule related to price transparency and the provision of Medicare Advantage median negotiated rates in the Medicare cost report. She will also explore the future of the Medicare Trust Fund— including current solvency projections and the ways in which Congress has responded historically to similar forecasts.

PYA Principal Mike Nichols and Consulting Senior Holly Bizic also will present “Q&A on the 2021 IPPS Final Rule Impacts on Medicare Bad Debt.” The CMS 2021 IPPS clarifies and codifies Medicare bad debt policy and is expected to spark confusion surrounding Medicare bad debt reporting. Mike and Holly will provide a question-and-answer session designed to assist attendees in meeting CMS’ Medicare bad debt requirements and address common misconceptions. Key takeaways include:

  • Overview of Retroactive vs. Prospective Impacts
  • Implications of Final Rule Clarifications and Codifications
  • Recommended Policy and Procedural Reviews and Changes
  • Medicare Bad Debt Best Practices
  • Action Steps and Strategies

HFS will offer CPE credit for these sessions. View the agenda and register here.

If you have questions about Medicare bad debt, price transparency requirements, or the Medicare cost report and Medicare Trust Fund, contact a PYA executive below at (800) 270-9629.

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