Tuesday, December 15, 2015

CMS TeleTown Hall: Implementation of the Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility Act (NOTICE Act)

Dana Halvorson

On Monday, December 21, 2015, from 2:00-3:30 PM ET, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a conference call on the implementation of the NOTICE Act. CMS noted in their email that they sent out on this call that on “August 6, 2015, Section 1866(a)(1) of the Social Security Act was amended by Congress to require hospitals and critical access hospitals to provide notification to Medicare beneficiaries receiving observation services as outpatients for more than 24 hours at such hospitals and critical access hospitals.” As noted in previous communications, AHCA/NCAL supports the NOTICE Act, and feels that it is an important step forward.

CMS is hosting a TeleTown Hall meeting to solicit input regarding CMS’s implementation of the NOTICE Act requirements. Participants are asked to come prepared to share comments and/or concerns. CMS noted that all viewpoints are welcome and will be taken into consideration as we work through implementation of the NOTICE Act. Please note that CMS will not be responding to questions or comments. To submit your comments via email, please send them to: Notice_Act@cms.hhs.gov (Please note the underscore in the email address: Notice_Act). CMS anticipates a large number of participants, so please dial-in at least 15 minutes prior to the call start time.

Please dial: 1-800-837-1935
Conference ID: 5106309

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