The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today issued a final rule updating hospital outpatient prospective payment system rates by 1.65% in 2017 compared to 2016.The rule also implements Section 603 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which requires that, with the exception of dedicated emergency department services, services furnished in off-campus provider-based hospital outpatient departments that began billing under the OPPS on or after Nov. Under today’s rule, hospitals will be paid under the physician fee schedule at newly established rates for these services.– CMS is finalizing its proposals that certain off-campus PBDs would be permitted to continue to bill for excepted items and services under the OPPS.Excepted items and services are items and services furnished after January 1, 2017: – For CY 2017, CMS is finalizing the MPFS to be the “applicable payment system” for non-excepted items and services furnished in a nonexcepted off-campus PBD.Expect the fast-paced, action-packed combat you love with more features than ever before.AN EPIC SINGLE-PLAYER CAMPAIGN The hallmark intensity of Call of Duty® returns with an epic single-player campaign that takes players deep behind enemy lines as an elite Black Ops soldier engaging in covert warfare, classified operations, and explosive conflicts across the globe.Additionally, CMS issued an Interim Final Rule with comment period (IFC) to establish Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) rates for certain items and services furnished by certain off-campus outpatient departments of a provider (hereinafter referenced as off-campus provider-based departments (PBDs)) to address changes required by Section 603 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.
We continue to be concerned that such ‘site-neutral’ policies and CMS’s implementation of them could impede patients’ access to care, especially in the most vulnerable communities.
This final rule with comment period is one of several rules for CY 2017 that reflect a broader Administration-wide strategy to create a health care system that results in better care, smarter spending, and healthier people.
CMS is implementing Section 603 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (Pub. 114-74) in the final rule with comment period and is establishing interim final payment rates under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) in an IFC described in more detail below.
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