Health Information Management

Q/A: OPPS and CPT updates

APCs Insider, October 1, 2010

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Q: When will the final OPPS rules for 2011 and the 2011 CPT codes be released, and when do they have to be implemented? 

A: Although the proposed rules for OPPS 2011 have been released and the comment period has ended, typically we will see the final OPPS rules release around October 31 and the first week of November. Hospitals will have to implement any operational, billing, and documentation changes effective January 1, 2011.

As far as 2011 CPT changes and updates, the American Medical Association conducts its symposium in the middle of November and if you ordered your books, they tend to arrive sometime in October or November. Effective January 1, hospitals must implement iInclusive 2011 CPT deletions, changes, and additions. must be implemented by hospitals effective January 1, 2011.



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