Health Information Management

CMS releases 2011 OPPS proposed rule

HIM-HIPAA Insider, July 13, 2010

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CMS continues to refine the physician supervision requirements for diagnostic and therapeutic services in the 2011 OPPS proposed rule, released July 2. The rule would also put in place changes mandated by the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

CMS proposed no changes to two areas that have traditionally been challenging to providers: drug administration or E/M visit criteria. “The two places where there are changes are from the new law and physician supervision,” says Jugna Shah, MPH, president of Nimmit Consulting in Washington, DC.
 
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