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CMS Inpatient Only List CY2017

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This is a zip file for download. CPT® license agreement required. 2017 Final Rule OPPS Addenda – Opens in a new window (The 2017 Inpatient Only List is here as Addendum E.) It is available as an Excel file or as a Text file. For additional information on the OPPS Final Rule see this document.

Webinar: “CPT Coding Updates CY2017 Part 1” REPLAY Noon Eastern (9:00 am Pacific) Thursday, January 19, 2017

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Two hours. Two days. Two speakers. Hundreds of updates to the code set. Over 700 changes in the current year with further bundling and unbundling efforts in place.  Changes were made to virtually every section of CPT that will impact code assignment. AQ-IQ presents two webinars with one registration. Part 1 was presented on Thursday, […]

OPPS Final Rule CY2017

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The 2017 OPPS Final Rule with comment period is now available (effective January 1, 2017). This final rule with comment period revises the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and the Medicare ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system for CY 2017 to implement applicable statutory requirements and changes arising from our continuing experience with […]

Final Rule: Physician Fee Schedule CY2017 and Medicare Parts B, and D

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This major final rule addresses changes to the physician fee schedule and other Medicare Part B payment policies, such as changes to the Value Modifier, to ensure that our payment systems are updated to reflect changes in medical practice and the relative value of services, as well as changes in the statute. This final rule […]

OPPS Proposed Rule CY2017

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Several of the proposed policy changes would improve the quality of care Medicare patients receive by better supporting their physicians and other health care providers. These proposals are based on feedback from stakeholders, including beneficiary and patient advocates, as well as health care providers, including hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers and the physician community. This proposed […]

2017 Home Health PPS Payment Update

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CMS projects that Medicare payments to home health agencies in CY 2017 would be reduced by 1.0 percent, or $180 million based on the proposed policies. The proposed decrease reflects the effects of the 2.3 percent home health payment update percentage ($420 million increase); the rebasing adjustments to the national, standardized 60-day episode payment rate, […]