MHA Today | October 3, 2017

October 3, 2017

MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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In This Issue
CMS Issues Revised Cost Report Instructions For Worksheet S-10
HIDI Schedules ADT Regional Meetings

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CMS Issues Revised Cost Report Instructions For Worksheet S-10

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released new Medicare cost reporting instructions for worksheet S-10. These instructions apply to cost reporting periods beginning on or after Oct. 1, 2013. CMS recently extended the date hospitals can submit corrections for fiscal years 2014 and 2015. Major revisions include the following.

  • Clarification of the charity care definition to include uninsured discounts
  • Clarification that Medicare and non-Medicare hospital bad debt must be reported net of recoveries
  • Addition of Medicare allowable bad debts to be reported on line 27.01
  • Instruction modification for line 28 to only capture non-Medicare bad debt
  • Modifications to the calculation of costs for both insured charity care charges not subject to the ratio of cost-to-charge and insured non-covered days beyond a length-of-stay limit subject to the RCC
  • Modifications to the calculation of non-Medicare bad debt subject to RCC and non-reimbursed Medicare bad debt not subject to RCC

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HIDI Tech Connect

HIDI Schedules ADT Regional Meetings

Staff Contact: Theresa Roark

The Hospital Industry Data Institute is hosting a series of in-person, regional meetings to provide information to key hospital staff regarding HIDI’s planned Admit Discharge Transfer data capture and alerting system. Hospital and health system leaders, including CEOs, CIOs and other staff engaged with HIDI or data submission and analysis, are encouraged to attend. The regional meetings sites and times include the following.

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Consider This ...

Three scientists earned a Nobel Prize in medicine this week for reseach that helped increase the understanding of how circadian disruptions — changes in the sleep cycle — can lead to chronic illness.

Source: NPR