Corporate Compliance

CMS announces changes to the Outpatient Prospective Payment System

Compliance Monitor, July 18, 2007

CMS issued a proposed rule earlier this week that updates the hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) effective for services furnished during calendar year (CY) 2008 to people with Medicare.

In addition to proposing payment changes for services in hospital outpatient departments, the proposed rule includes provisions that would encourage higher quality care through the reporting of quality measures and would improve efficiency through payment for larger bundles that would give hospitals greater flexibility in deciding how to provide care by expanding payment bundles.

Click here to read CMS' fact sheet on the OPPS proposed rule.

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