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Pay-per-view: CMS finalizes numerous provider-friendly OPPS changes for CY 2012

APCs Insider, January 6, 2012

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Fortunately for providers, CMS decided not to cap outpatient payment rates for cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) procedures at the standardized inpatient rate. The agency announced its decision as part of the CY 2012 OPPS final rule released November 1, 2011.

In addition, CMS finalized several changes regarding payments for 11 cancer centers, drug payment calculations, and physician supervision.

Continue reading “CMS finalizes numerous provider-friendly OPPS changes for CY 2012” on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the Janaury issue.



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