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MACs to Reprocess IPPS Claims for Low-Volume Hospitals and Participants of the Medicare Dependent Hospital (MDH) Program

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Did You Know?

Division D, Sections 101 and 102 of the Continuing Appropriations and Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2023 has extended the temporary low-volume hospital payment adjustment and Medicare Dependent Hospital (MDH) Program that were set to end October 1, 2022.

Why it Matters?

CMS released MLN Matters Article MM12970 (link) on October 21, 2022. This article details information about the above-mentioned Act that extends the temporary changes through December 16, 2022.

What Can You Do?

Per CMS, provider actions needed includes:

  • Sending a written request to your MAC by November 16 to get the applicable low-volume hospital payment adjustment, and
  • Read this MLN article and related transmittal to determine if you are eligible for continued MDH status.
Article Author: Beth Cobb, RN, BSN, ACM, CCDS
Beth Cobb, RN, BSN, ACM, CCDS, is the Manager of Clinical Analytics at Medical Management Plus, Inc. Beth has over twenty-five years of experience in healthcare including eleven years in Case Management at a large multi-facility health system. In her current position, Beth is a principle writer for MMP’s Wednesday@One weekly e-newsletter, an active member of our HIPAA Compliance Committee, MMP’s Education Department Program Director and co-developer of MMP’s proprietary Compliance Protection Assessment Tool.

This material was compiled to share information.  MMP, Inc. is not offering legal advice. Every reasonable effort has been taken to ensure the information is accurate and useful.