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CMS releases 2009 OPPS final rule; recent trends continue

APCs Insider, December 26, 2008

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New composite APCs, continued emphasis on efficiency, and revised definitions for new and established patients are among the provisions of the OPPS final rule for calendar year (CY) 2009.

CMS released the CY 2009 final rule as a display copy October 30.

In a CMS news release, CMS acting administrator Kerry Weems says, “In this final rule, we are continuing to pay appropriately for care while working with healthcare providers as we look for ways to make sure beneficiaries who come in for treatment of one complaint don’t leave with two as a result of adverse events during their outpatient visits.”

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