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Month: July 2016

In Physician Payment Rule, CMS Takes No Action On Office Cataract Surgery – At Least For Now!

July 7, 2016

In the physician payment rule published today, CMS is silent with respect to taking any further action regarding payment of a facility fee for office cataract surgery. Every OOSS member is aware that, a year ago, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a request for information regarding the advisability of providing a…

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CMS Releases Proposed CY 2017 ASC Payment Regulation: 1.2 Percent Update; Proposed Adoption of OOSS-Supported Quality Measure; And more

July 7, 2016

On July 6, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its proposed CY 2017 payment rate regulation for hospital outpatient departments (HOPD) and ambulatory surgery centers (ASC).  The proposed regulation will soon be published in the Federal Register; OOSS and other interested parties will have an opportunity to submit public comments until September 6. Below,…

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