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Author "Denise Williams"

By Denise Williams
In Coding
Mar 1st, 2020
Comments Off on 2020 OPPS Causes Fervor in the Industry
Price transparency overshadows all other finalized Medicare policy updates among hospitals. The Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule for calendar year (CY) 2020 offered the usual menu of policy updates, save for one. The es...
By Denise Williams
In Coding
Feb 27th, 2019
Comments Off on 2019 OPPS Reflects More Site-of-service Payment Equalization
Meet outpatient quality reporting requirements or prepare for a payment reduction. Using Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) methodology, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) based 2019 OPPS payments on 2017 claims ...
By Denise Williams
In CMS
Feb 2nd, 2018
Comments Off on 2018 OPPS Payments Reflect More Data Refinements
Expanded packaging, off-campus provider-based department changes, and 340B are at the top of the list. Using Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) methodology, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) based 2018 OPPS paym...
By Denise Williams
Feb 1st, 2017
Comments Off on 2017 OPPS Payment Increase Reflects Hospital Claims Data 
This year sees expanded packaging, encounter-based payments, and off-campus provider-based department changes. By Denise Williams, RN, COC As in past years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) based 2017 Hospital Outpatient Prospect...