Health Information Management

Pay-per-view: CMS proposes few changes for 2011 OPPS

APCs Insider, September 3, 2010

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HIM professionals hoping that CMS would create national E/M guidelines in the 2011 OPPS proposed rule were again disappointed. 

In the proposed rule, released July 2, CMS stated that it believes that based on the use of their own internal guidelines:

[H]ospitals are generally billing in an appropriate and consistent manner that distinguishes among different levels of visits based on their required hospital resources. As a result of our updated analyses, we are encouraging hospitals to continue to report visits during CY 2011 according to their own internal hospital guidelines.

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