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OPPS final rule: CMS changes drug payment formula, physician supervision

Briefings on APCs, January 1, 2010

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CMS finalized a variation of its proposed new payment calculation for addressing hospital pharmacy overhead costs associated with separately payable drugs and biologicals.

However, the final result leaves hospitals with the same reimbursement rate for 2010 as hospitals have today for separately payable drugs—average sales price (ASP) plus 4%.

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