tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2013 Issue 12

OPPS 2014: Get Ready for These OPPS Changes From CMS That Will Affect You in 2014

A single outpatient clinic code will change your reporting strategy. Packaged service categories, outpatient visit coding, and more will change for outpatient facilities in 2014. Read on for details you need to know, straight from CMS’s final Calendar Year (CY) 2014 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System Policy Changes and Payment Rates final rule with comment period [CMS-1601-FC] that was released on December 10, 2013. Pay Attention to Updated Packaged Service Categories When the OPPS began in 2000, the payment system provided for the packaging of a limited number of items...

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