Reference: www.keproqio.com/media/1314/faq_bfcc-qio_2019_transition_finalv508.pdf KEPRO website: www.keproqio.com/providers/transition hospitals are required to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with their BFCC-QIO. But it`s interesting to note that Livanta encourages hospitals to complete their MOA before the June 8 launch date, but KEPRO does not allow providers to access verification and signature until June 8. It raises the question of whether the QIO can carry out its missions and review the discharge application if the new MOA has not yet been signed. And as June 8 is a Saturday, it is very likely that the person in the hospital, with the power to verify and sign the KEPRO MOA, will not be available. With this transition, each hospital must draft a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOA) and update its important Medicare message with the new coordinates by June 8. Chuck Buck is editor-in-chief of RACmonitor and program host and executive producer of Monitor Monday. However, it appears that many hospitals were not informed that BFCC-QO services were changing on June 8. As a reminder, the BFCC-QO examines patient dismissal problems and quality issues. Identify your state`s BFCC-QIO by referring to the list below.
KEPRO currently operates in 33 states and the District of Columbia. For some hospitals, they keep the same QIO, but their phone number will change. Others receive a new QIO. From Saturday, June 8, KEPRO will be responsible for regions 1.4,6,8 and 10. Livanta, the other BFCC-QIO, will be responsible for regions 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9. Under federal law, you must have a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) agreement with your state`s BFCC-QIO to obtain information about medical screening activities in your facility. MOA outlines the responsibilities of BFCC-QIO and suppliers during the audit process. . THE MONITORING MONITOR AND THE MONDAYS WILL FOLLOW THIS EVOLVING STORY. Each hospital should refer to the links below to find its new QIO and follow the guidelines for MOA.
Recipient and Family Organizations for the Improvement of Quality of Care (BFCC-QIOs) audit medical services to Medicare beneficiaries, including complaints about hospital layoffs, termination of complaints about service termination and complaints about quality of care. BFCC-QIOs contact health care providers to provide information about their medical control activities. RaCmonitor reported last week that the Centers for Medicare – Medicaid Services (CMS) have created 10 regions in the United States as part of a restructuring of recipient quality assurance agencies and family centers (BFCC-QIO) and have implemented kepro, a BFCC-QIO, a new five-year contract with five other regions. The amendment comes into effect on June 8, 2019.