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CMS significantly expands its Medicare site-neutral payment policy

We previously summarized certain provisions of CMS’s CY 2019 OPPS/ASC final rule published on November 2. See here. In this final rule CMS significantly expands its Medicare site-neutral payment policy beginning January 1, 2019. As we previously described, CMS did not finalize its proposal that an excepted off-campus provider-based department (PBD) will be paid under … Continue reading

House Committee on Energy and Commerce seeks comments on changes to payments for services furnished in hospital new off-campus outpatient departments

On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (Act). Section 603 of the Act reduces Medicare payments to newly-enrolled provider-based, off-campus hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs), off-campus defined as a facility that is more than 250 yards from a hospital’s main buildings or a remote location of a hospital. … Continue reading
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