Hospital and other healthcare professionals had an opportunity to voice their opinions and ask questions about the present-on-admission (POA) indicator during a December 17, 2007, listening session that CMS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cosponsored.
The day-long call included more than 1,000 participants and addressed the following topics:
An overview of CMS' value-based purchasing initiative
Conditions that CMS is considering for the fiscal year 2009 payment provision
Challenges associated with selecting hospital-acquired conditions (HAC)
Additional HACs that CMS is currently considering
Information about POA coding and reporting
The role of providers with respect to POA documentation
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