Health Information Management

Pay-per-view: Getting caught in the perfect storm

APCs Insider, January 24, 2014

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to APCs Insider!

 
Little did I know while enjoying the Fourth of July from a pontoon boat on Green Lake in Minnesota for the first time in years—since CMS did not release the OPPS proposed rule as it usually does on the eve of the Fourth, allowing me to enjoy the holiday like a normal person—that the perfect storm was already brewing.
 
When the proposed rule was released shortly after the Fourth, I was so pleased to see it at a relatively brief 718 pages. This length was unprecedented, and I thought it was great CMS was going to give providers a break from massive changes. But then I started reading and did a double take. Then a triple take! The 2014 OPPS Proposed Rule included the most sweeping changes since the inception of OPPS.
 
Continue reading Getting caught in the perfect storm on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in the January issue.



Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to APCs Insider!

    Briefings on APCs
  • Briefings on APCs

    Worried about the complexities of the new rules under OPPS and APCs? Briefings on APCs helps you understand the new rules...

  • HIM Briefings

    Guiding Health Information Management professionals through the continuously changing field of medical records and toward a...

  • Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies

    Submitting improper Medicare documentation can lead to denial of fees, payback, fines, and increased diligence from payers...

  • Briefings on HIPAA

    How can you minimize the impact of HIPAA? Subscribe to Briefings on HIPAA, your health information management resource for...

  • APCs Insider

    This HTML-based e-mail newsletter provides weekly tips and advice on the new ambulatory payment classifications regulations...

Most Popular