Medicare Advantage

Compliance with CMS 4201-F pie chart

Medicare Advantage Organization Non-Compliance with The Two-Midnight Rule Findings

AppriseMD hospital utilization review data for the first two months of 2024 shows that Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) are denying claims that would have been approved under Traditional Medicare. BACKGROUND MAOs must adhere to the same guidelines as Traditional Medicare as per the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) 2024 rule 4201-F. MAOs can […]

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Payer Claim Denials & Medicare Advantage Organizations Market Share

Medicare Advantage (MA) plans traditionally implement more restrictive medical necessity requirements than Traditional Medicare. They also produce a higher denial rate than all other payer categories combined, according to Crowe.  This leaves hospitals investing more time and resources into ensuring appropriate reimbursement. MA plans already account for a generous portion of Medicare plans in the US, and

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Final Rule 4201-F timeline

The Impetus Behind the 2024 CMS Final Rule

Arising from concerns that the Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) were delaying and denying services and reimbursement, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented 4201-F at the beginning of 2024. This rule was initiated after the publication of a report in April 2022 by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), a division of

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