Regulatory Updates

Read the following Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) letters for information regarding Provider – Preventable Conditions. By clicking on these links, you will be leaving the IEHP website.

Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON)

In the event any Medicare recipient has been in a status of outpatient observation for greater than 24 hours, Acute Hospitals are required to provide Medicare Members with a Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON). Medicare recipients must receive the MOON within 36 hours of admission to observation level of care.


Please refer to the following website for further details on MOON requirements at

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Document Catalog:
MOON Forms

Medicare-Medicaid (MMP) Quality Withhold Measures

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