Changes to the Hospital IPPS: Two Midnights & More
A teleconference sponsored by the Substantive Law Committee of the Health Care Law Section
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Time: Noon–1:15 p.m.
Cost: Free to Health Care Law Section
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Please join us on November 20 for a teleconference discussing the recent changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS), which took effect October 1, 2013. These changes include new guidelines on when an inpatient stay is medically necessary—the so-called "two midnight" rule. It also comprises the circumstances for which a hospital can bill Medicare Part B when Medicare Part A payment is denied on medical necessity grounds. The teleconference will provide an overview of these changes and will include a focused discussion of how the changes impact hospitals.
Alicia Chandler, Trinity Health
Andrew B. Wachler is a partner at Wachler & Associates PC. Mr. Wachler has been practicing health care law for over 25 years. He counsels health care providers and organizations nationwide in a variety of health care legal matters. In addition, he writes and speaks nationally to professional organizations and other entities on health care law topics such as RAC, Medicare and other third party payor appeals, Stark and fraud and abuse, HIPAA, and other topics.
Mr. Wachler graduated Cum Laude from the University of Michigan and was the recipient of the William J. Brandstorm Award. He graduated Cum Laude from Wayne State University Law School. Mr. Wachler is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and American Bar Association (Health Law Section). Mr. Wachler is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Oakland County Bar Association.
Presentation materials will be available for download prior to the scheduled teleconference. The link, along with call-in information, will be included in your e-mail confirmation after registration.
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The audio from many of our past teleconferences is available for download on the Seminar Materials page.
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