In Billing
Nov 2nd, 2017
Hospital outpatient departments (HOPD) and ambulatory surgical centers (ASC) will see a small payment rate increase in 2018, provided quality reporting requirements are met. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published, Nov. 1, a final rule for Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and ASC Payment System (ASC PS) payment policies and rates that go ...
In CMS
Jul 17th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed policy and rate changes for the Hospital Outpatient, Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems.  Commonly called OPPS and ASC, these systems are updated annually and the proposed version, “reflects a broader strategy to relieve regulatory burdens for providers; support he patient-doctor relationship in healthcare; a...
In Billing
Jun 8th, 2017
Although comparing the third quarter 2017 payment amount with the prior quarter reveals that, on average, prices for Part B drugs increased by 0.1 percent, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), there are several code changes in the July 2017 update that will soon affect claims payment under the Outpatient Prospective ...
Jul 13th, 2016
Hospital outpatient facilities paid under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) could see an estimated 1.55 percent payment increase in 2017; and ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) are looking at a multi-factor productivity-adjusted Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers update of 1.2 percent, according to a proposed rule the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ...
Put these OIG compliance efforts on a high priority focus list for your provider. The Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) annual work plan for 2016 outlines significant new areas, as well as ongoing target areas, on which the federal agency will focus its reviews and audits of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ...