OPPS Proposed Rule CY2020

On July 30, 2019, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

CMS is proposing price transparency requirements that will increase competition among all hospitals by requiring them to make pricing information publicly available. As a result, patients would be able to shop for health care that meets their needs and budgets. The proposals for calendar year (CY) 2020 includes historic changes that would require hospitals to […]

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OPPS Final Rule 2018

On November 13, 2017, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

About this FR: Patients over Paperwork Initiative CMS recently launched the Patients Over Paperwork Initiative, a cross-cutting, collaborative process that evaluates and streamlines regulations with a goal to reduce unnecessary burden, increase efficiencies, and improve the beneficiary experience. Through the Patients Over Paperwork Initiative, CMS, along with its partners and stakeholders, is committed to removing regulatory […]

Hospital Outpatient, Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems Proposed Rule FY2018

On July 20, 2017, in Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

The proposed rule is one of several for 2018 that reflect a broader strategy to relieve regulatory burdens for providers; support the patient-doctor relationship in healthcare; and promote transparency, flexibility and innovation in the delivery of care. The OPPS and ASC payment system are updated annually to include changes to payment policies, payment rates, and […]

OPPS Final Rule CY2017

On November 3, 2016, in Announcements, Documents, by AQ-IQ LLC

The 2017 OPPS Final Rule with comment period is now available (effective January 1, 2017). This final rule with comment period revises the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and the Medicare ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system for CY 2017 to implement applicable statutory requirements and changes arising from our continuing experience with […]

OPPS Proposed Rule CY2017

On July 7, 2016, in Archives, by AQ-IQ LLC

Several of the proposed policy changes would improve the quality of care Medicare patients receive by better supporting their physicians and other health care providers. These proposals are based on feedback from stakeholders, including beneficiary and patient advocates, as well as health care providers, including hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers and the physician community. This proposed […]

OPPS and ASC Final Rule for CY 2014

On November 10, 2013, in Archives, by AQ-IQ LLC

This final rule with comment period revises the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and the Medicare ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system for CY 2014 to implement applicable statutory requirements and changes arising from continuing experience with these systems.  In this final rule with comment period, are changes to the amounts and factors used to […]

OPPS Proposed Rule 2014

On August 5, 2013, in Archives, by AQ-IQ LLC

Medicare and Medicaid Programs:  Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; Organ Procurement Organizations; Quality Improvement Organizations; Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program; Provider Reimbursement Determinations and Appeals This proposed rule would revise the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and the Medicare ambulatory surgical center (ASC) […]

OPPS and ASC Final Rule for CY2013

On November 1, 2012, in Industry News, by AQ-IQ LLC

CMS finalized the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) rule on November 1, 2012, updating Medicare payment policies and rates for hospital outpatient and ASC services beginning January 1, 2013.   The final OPPS/ASC rule with comment period affects hospital outpatient departments in more than 4,000 hospitals, including general acute […]