General

For the Week of January 23, 2017

When does the new observation notice take effect, and where can I find it?

The finalized, Office of Management and Budget-approved Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) form and instructions are now available at the following website: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-General-Information/BNI/index.html?redirect=/bni. Hospitals and critical access hospitals must begin using the MOON no later than March 8, 2017.