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  • Addition Of A Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice
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    Lacy Gaskins

Addition Of A Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) notifies Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) of the addition of a Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) to Chapter 30 of Pub. 100-04 to inform all Medicare beneficiaries whether they are outpatients receiving observation services, or inpatients of a hospital or critical access hospital (CAH). CMS specify that the MOON is “information-only” for MACs, but must be observed by hospitals.

Full Transmittal:

Subject: Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) Instructions

Number: 3695

Title: Change Request 9935

Release Date: Jan. 20, 2017

Effective Date: Feb. 21, 2017

Implementation Date: Feb. 21, 2017

Special Notes: N/A


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    Lacy Gaskins

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