Health Information Management

Pay Per View: CMS proposes five new composite APCs, reduces drug reimbursement

APCs Insider, September 5, 2008

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to APCs Insider!

CMS released the display copy of the OPPS proposed rule for fiscal year 2009 on July 3, some three to four weeks earlier than in previous years. It was officially published in the July 18 Federal Register. The early release caught many off guard, but after reviewing it, Jugna Shah, MPH believes that it doesn’t contain massive surprises. In her OPPS Advisor column, she writes that the rule contains new proposals for:

  • Creating more composite APCs
  • Reducing payment for separately payable drugs
  • Expanding the quality initiative in the outpatient setting
  • Developing new cost centers in the cost report for providers to use in the future

Many of the changes, if made final, will have a financial and operational effect on providers in 2009.

To read the complete OPPS Advisor column, click here. Briefings on APCs subscribers have free access to this article in the September issue via their online subscriptions.

 



Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to APCs Insider!

Comments

0 comments on “Pay Per View: CMS proposes five new composite APCs, reduces drug reimbursement

 

    Briefings on APCs
  • Briefings on APCs

    Worried about the complexities of the new rules under OPPS and APCs? Briefings on APCs helps you understand the new rules...

  • HIM Briefings

    Guiding Health Information Management professionals through the continuously changing field of medical records and toward a...

  • Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies

    Submitting improper Medicare documentation can lead to denial of fees, payback, fines, and increased diligence from payers...

  • Briefings on HIPAA

    How can you minimize the impact of HIPAA? Subscribe to Briefings on HIPAA, your health information management resource for...

  • APCs Insider

    This HTML-based e-mail newsletter provides weekly tips and advice on the new ambulatory payment classifications regulations...

Most Popular