The Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule for fiscal year (FY) 2020 comes with a great many changes to the ICD-10-CM/PCS classification systems as well as the MS-DRGs. While the IPPS applies to inpatient services for acute care hospitals, the proposed rule, released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on April 23, also contains an update for long term care hospitals (LTCH). Many of these changes, if implemented as proposed, could impact your facility. But not all the proposed changes are negative. In fact, the IPPS proposed rule is a mixed bag: Some good, some not so good changes are being proposed. But you need to know which ones could be detrimental to your facility and those which could have a positive impact. You need to know. And this webcast, led by Laurie Johnson, will guide you through all the proposed changes so that you, in turn, can make informed comments to CMS —comments that would be in the best interest of your organization.
In addition to making changes to the classifications, CMS has also requested changes to the severity designation of diagnosis codes. Some diagnosis codes will lose their major complication/comorbidity (MCC) status and some codes will gain that status. The same is true about complication/comorbidity (CC) status and some codes will gain CC status. Some diagnosis codes will no longer have MCC or CC designation, and that in itself, is a reason why acute coders and clinical documentation specialists (CDISs) as well as HIM professionals will need to be knowledgeable about these changes so as to be prepared to submit comments to CMS during the public comment period that ends June 24 If all of these changes go through, some of your facilities will experience significant negative financial impact. Don't let it happen without a fight!
Why This is Relevant:
CMS is proposing major coding changes in the 2020 IPPS proposed rule. Some changes will have a positive impact, other changes will not. Knowing the difference between the positive and negative changes is crucial to your professional growth. And your informed comments to CMS during the public comment period that closes June 24, 2019 could make a difference in whether CMS moves forward with changes that could adversely impact your facility. CMS reviews comments before finalizing its IPPS rule. This webcast will provide you with information and knowledge to make informed comments to CMS that would be in the best interest of your organization.
From this ICD10monitor webcast, led by Laurie Johnson, you will…
- Understand major changes to the proposed FY2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System;
- Learn the proposed MS-DRG changes;
- Gain an insight into the proposed ICD-10-CM/ICD-10-PCS changes;
- Review proposed New Technology; and
- Learn how to submit comments on the IPPS FY2020 Proposed Rule.