General Question for the Week of January 23, 2017

General Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

When does the new observation notice take effect, and where can I find it?

Answer:

The finalized, Office of Management and Budget-approved Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) form and instructions are now available at the following website: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-General-Information/BNI/index.html?redirect=/bni. Hospitals and critical access hospitals must begin using the MOON no later than March 8, 2017.

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