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Pay-Per-View: CMS proposes shift toward extensive packaging

APCs Insider, September 21, 2007

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On July 16, CMS released the 2008 OPPS proposed rule, which included a dramatic shift in the packaging concept from the current payment system. Hugh E. Aaron, MHA, JD, CPC, CPC-H, senior vice president of compliance and regulatory affairs/regulatory counsel for HCPro, Inc., Marblehead, MA, and Keith Siddel, MBA, PhD(c), president and CEO of HRM, in Creede, CO, say that the shift may not benefit hospitals in the long run, and that it's critical for providers to conduct a financial analysis to determine the payment implications of this important proposal.

Click here to read more about CMS' packaging proposal. Briefings on APCs subscribers have free access to this article in the October issue via their online subscriptions.

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