Finalized Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) and Form Instructions Now Available
The Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) and form instructions are now available online.
MOON is a standardized notice to inform beneficiaries that they are an outpatient receiving observation services and are not an inpatient of the hospital or critical access hospital (CAH). Read this MOON fact sheet.
Hospitals and CAHs must begin using the MOON no later than March 8, 2017.
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