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OPPS 2010 proposed rule: Earliest release brings fewer substantial policy changes

Briefings on APCs, September 1, 2009

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The text portion of the 2010 OPPS proposed rule is shorter than previous years’ rules, and the substantive policy changes seem fewer as well. After all, CMS did not propose adding any new composite APCs or national E/M guidelines, hospital outpatient quality indicators, or any other major coding or billing changes when it released the proposed rule July 2.

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