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CMS finalizes changes to physician supervision requirements

APCs Insider, January 8, 2010

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CMS adopted a new standard for supervision of therapeutic services provided in a hospital or on-campus outpatient department as part of the 2010 OPPS final rule, released October 30, 2009.
 
According to the final rule, the supervising physician must be “immediately available” and present on the same campus, rather than in the department. CMS defines “in the hospital” in the new regulations and discusses “immediately available” extensively.
 
Continue reading “CMS finalizes changes to physician supervision requirements” on the HCPro Web site. Briefings on APCs subscribers have free access to this article in the January issue.



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