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Pay-Per-View: 2008 OPPS final rule a radical change, sources say

APCs Insider, January 11, 2008

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The 2008 OPPS final rule marks the first occasion in which hospitals have seen a radical change to packaging and other methodologies to control rapidly growing healthcare expenditures under the OPPS, says William L. Malm, ND, RN, practice director of revenue cycle management consulting at HCPro, Inc., in Marblehead, MA.

Click here to read more about the 2008 OPPS final rule, including information on widespread packaging, diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, and separately payable drugs and pharmacy handling. Briefings on APCs subscribers have free access to this article in the January issue via their online subscriptions.



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