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Pay-per-view: CMS backs off some burdensome proposals but imposes negative payment update in latest rule

APCs Insider, January 15, 2016

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The 2016 OPPS final rule includes the first negative payment update for the system, but CMS also listened to commenters' suggestions to make a variety of proposals less onerous either operationally or financially.

"CMS' language is quite firm in parts of the rule when explaining why some proposals were finalized, but the agency also showed its willingness to listen to providers who submitted detailed comments for other proposals," says Jugna Shah, MPH, president and founder of Nimitt Consulting, based in Washington, D.C., and Spicer, Minnesota.
 
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