tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2016 Issue 11

OPPS Final Rule: Brush up on the Top OPPS Final Rule Updates

Site neutral payment to hit provider-based departments. The much awaited 2017 hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) final rule has arrived. Are you ready to embrace the provisions of the 2015 Bipartisan Budget Act? Read on for a rundown of the key points in the final rule, which comes with a 60-day comment period for changes. Decipher the Payment Updates According to the OPPS final rule, CMS payments in 2017 will increase by 1.65 percent. CMS arrived at a figure of 1.65 percent by compiling a positive 2.7 percent market basket update, a 0.3 percent...

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