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Pay-per-view: CMS tears down walls for physician supervision

APCs Insider, December 31, 2010

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More physicians should be able to provide supervision for outpatient procedures after CMS finalized a change to its physician supervision requirements in the 2011 OPPS final rule, released November 2, 2010. 

Beginning this year, CMS is removing the words “in the hospital” from the definition of “immediately available,” meaning CMS will no longer require physicians to be present in every off-campus provider-based department (PBD).

Continue reading “CMS tears down walls for physician supervision” on the HCPro website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in their December issue.



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