PROPOSED 2013 POLICY, PAYMENT CHANGES FOR HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENTS, AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS, INPATIENT REHABILITAT

CMS Office of Public Affairs: Friday, July 06, 2012.
On July 6, 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update payment policies and rates for both hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) and ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) for calendar year (CY) 2013.  The proposed rule seeks to promote higher quality and more efficient services for Medicare beneficiaries.

CMS projects that total payments for services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries in HOPDs during CY 2013 under the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) will be approximately $48.1 billion, while total CY 2013 payments under the ASC payment system will be approximately $4.10 billion. Read More