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Recent HOPD Address Issues

Beginning in April 2019, CMS started returning OPPS claims where the Hospital Outpatient Department address on the claim does not match the exact address appearing on the hospital’s Medicare Form 855A.

These include claims returned for using “Ste.” instead of “Suite” or “St.” instead of “Street.”

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OCR Concludes Investigation of Allegations that the State of Hawaii Unlawfully Discriminated Against Pregnancy Resource Centers

On March 21, 2019, the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued a resolution to resolve complaints brought against the State of Hawaii by two pregnancy resource centers (the “Centers”). The Centers brought the complaints in 2017 alleging…

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