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OPPS Advisor: Comparing addenda reveals OPPS changes beyond the narrative

Briefings on APCs, September 1, 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 like 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.

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