For hospital inpatient admissions occurring on or after September 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has clarified that hospitals will be required to document a positive COVID-19 test in order to obtain the 20 percent add-on to regular MSDRG payment. Hospitals can include positive tests obtained during the admission process or testing by other entities within 14 days of the admission. (Andrew Busz, email@example.com).
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