“Finally Friday!” Certification Requirements – Overview by The Health Law Partners

This session was recorded on Friday, August 23, 2013.

Today’s show is an review of the NEW Certification Requirement for payment of Medicare Inpatient Part A claims. We were joined by Jessica Gustafson, Esq., of The Health Law Partners, using the the IPPS Final Rule for FY2014, as published in the Federal Register on Monday, August 19.

GREAT questions from the attendees, and Jessica gave excellent answers, with page references to the Federal Register!

Later in the show, we were joined on the phone by Dr. Mike Salvatore of Bebe Medical Center in Delaware, and Dr. Ron Hirsch from Accretive PAS.

Video Recording


Here is the PDF and Word doc versions for the Federal Register copy of CMS-1599F – the IPPS Final Rule for FY2014.

  Note:  The relevant pages discussed today — See pages 50938 thru 50944 & 50969.  Especially pgs 50940 and 50941. Thanks, Jessica!


Federal Register version of CMS-1599F

Word doc

Federal Register version of CMS-1599F

Here is the PDF Report by The Health Law Partners.


IPPS FR Overview by Health Law Partners

Here is the PDF for the Final Rule, as found on this page.



This document was mentioned and discussed during several broadcasts…


CMS Technical Direction Letter TDL-11447 Dated Aug 29, 2011



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