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Pay-per-view: Analyze the impact of comprehensive APCs

APCs Insider, March 27, 2015

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For 2015, CMS identified 219 HCPCS/CPT codes as good candidates for comprehensive APCs (C-APC) because they mostly represent high-cost, device-related procedures, or based on its internal analyses.
These codes are assigned new status indicator J1 (outpatient department services paid through a comprehensive APC). CMS then took the 219 codes and divided them up into 25 different C-APCs across 12 different clinical families.
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