From the Compliance Desk - 7/29/15

Our compliance expert scours the news to send you the best links of the week:

CMS Issues New Guidance of ICD-10 Flexibilities, ICD-10 Monitor | July 27, 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued new guidance late Monday in an effort to clarify the agency’s joint statement issued on July 6 regarding an agreement reached with the American Medical Association. Read More

NOTICE Act Sails Through Senate, Awaits Presidential Signature, Provider Long Term & Post-Acute Care | August 1, 2015

Hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries who require post-acute care in a skilled nursing center may soon be able to keep more of their pocket change: The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility (NOTICE) Act (S 1349), which would require hospitals to notify Medicare beneficiaries of their outpatient status within 36 hours of discharge. Read more