Nov 14th, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in a final rule issued Nov. 1 that Medicare payments in 2012 will increase by 1.9 percent to hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) and 1.6 percent to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). In addition to establishing 2012 payment rates for HOPDs and ASCs, the final rule with comment ...
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Oct 28th, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed two rules and finalized a third rule, Oct. 18, with the intention to “reduce unnecessary, obsolete, or burdensome regulations.” CMS estimates these reforms could potentially save hospitals and health care providers nearly $1.1 billion dollars in the first year alone. CMS Takes Steps to Reduce Regulatory ...
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Nov 4th, 2008
The Outpatient Prospective Payment System/Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System (OPPS/ASC) 2009 final rule includes a 3.6 percent annual inflation update for hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs), but sets the ASC update at 0 percent. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) projects final 2009 payment rates under the OPPS will result in a 3.9 percent ...