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Date:                 September 9, 2009

Contact:            Robert Jenkins

Phone:              (732) 292-1100


Reimbursement Briefing Planned on CMS Fiscal Year 2010 Inpatient Prospective Payment System Rule 

Live 90-Minute Audio Conference
Scheduled for Thursday, Septmeber 17, 2009
from 1:30-3:00 pm EDT

MANASQUAN, N.J. -- September 9, 2009: While acute care hospitals will receive an inflation update in their Medicare payment rates of 2.1 percent in fiscal year 2010, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the final rule adopted by CMS contains many other key changes related to reimbursement in the fiscal year ahead. 

To help healthcare executives sort through the numerous changes found in the new CMS regulations a special audio webcast “Reimbursement Briefing: 2010 Final Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System Rule” has been scheduled for Thursday, September 17, 2009, from 1:30-3:00 pm. 

The program has been planned to provide a comprehensive summary of the changes that include DRG classification changes, Documentation and Coding, Market Basket Update; Outlier Threshold, Quality Measures, Wage index updates, Hospital acquired conditions, and, the Capital IME factor.

Reimbursement Briefing: New FY 2010 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule -- What Your Hospital Needs to Know
90-Minute Audio Webcast, Thursday, Septmeber 17, 2009
1:30 - 3:00 PM EDT
Or Call Us Now Toll-free 1-800-516-4343

Plan now to register for our annual reimbursement management briefing audio webcast on the impact of the changes for hospitals found in the new final rule adopted by CMS.

Join with your colleagues from around the country and the reimbursement experts from Deloitte & Touche LLP for this comprehensive summary of the changes found in the final regulations that CMS has adopted.

Discover how these changes may affect your organization in this special 90-minute live audio webcast scheduled for Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 1:30 PM Eastern time.

Medicare payments to acute care hospitals for inpatient services occurring in FY 2010 are projected to increase by $1.9 billion.

Get details on the many key changes in the IPPS for FY 2010: Documentation and Coding; Capital IPPS Teaching Adjustment; Market Basket Update; Outlier Threshold; Labor Related Share; MS-DRG Reassignment for Certain Orthopedic Procedures; MS-DRG Relative Weights; and Wage Index.


There will also be a live question and answer session where you can ask your specific question about the final rule directly to our reimbursement experts

Listen in to this program with your key management team members and department heads for a comprehensive review of the 2010 key Medicare reimbursement provisions. Your one low registration fee covers everyone listening in on one telephone line.

What Participants Said About Last Year’s Briefing Program Session:

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Registration Information

[  ] YES! I want a comprehensive summary on the FY2010 Medicare reimbursement changes that affect hospital reimbursement. Please register me for the 90-minute audio conference "Reimbursement Briefing: New FY 2010 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule -- What Your Hospital Needs to Know," scheduled for Thursday, September 17, 2009 from 1:30 - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

I understand my low registration fee covers all the members of our team listening in from my office or conference room on one dial-in phone line.

Five Easy Ways to Register:

Early-Bird Registration Prices: 
(Save $50 if you register by September 15) 

  • Live Conference and CD: $347 per site to participate in the conference and receive the CD-ROM of the conference, including the conference materials. ($397 after September 15)

  • Live Conference Only: $247 per site to participate in the live program and receive the conference materials. ($297 after September 15)

  • CD-ROM and Conference Materials Only: $247 for the audio conference CD and conference materials if you cannot participate in the live conference. The CD is shipped approximately three weeks after the program.
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