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Pay-per-view: OPPS Advisor?Comparing addenda reveals OPPS changes beyond the narrative

APCs Insider, August 29, 2014

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When CMS releases rules, the length can be intimidating. But even at a relatively slim 700 pages, the 2015 OPPS proposed rule isn't able to include details on each of the changes CMS is planning. This is probably a good thing—otherwise the rules could be thousands of pages long.
 
Updates, such as codes being moved around or status indicators changing, often aren't described in full in the narrative text, necessitating a deeper look at the addenda CMS releases as Excel® files on its website.
 
Continue reading OPPS Advisor: Comparing addenda reveals OPPS changes beyond the narrative on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the September issue.



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