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Outpatient Coders: Are These C Codes on Your Procedure Reporting List?

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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The HCPCS 2019 code set features several new C codes related to reporting procedures. If you use C codes, make sure you’ve got these updates on your radar. Reminder: HCPCS C codes are intended for use by Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) hospitals. The codes are used to report device categories, new technology procedures, and […]

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4 Things to Watch From the OPPS 2018 Proposed Rule

Friday, July 21, 2017

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We’re back for another installment of “what does 2018 (maybe) have in store”? We just covered the QPP proposed rule, and now we’ll take a look at the 2018 hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) proposed rule. CMS expects an overall 2 percent payment increase in 2018 (except for the changes mentioned in question 3 […]

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Q&A to Decode the OPPS 2017 Proposed Rule Site Neutral Payments Provision

Monday, October 10, 2016

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Off-campus outpatient departments have an eye on CMS’s Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) changes for 2017. You can review highlights of the proposed rule here”, and you’ll see that one of the more interesting proposals has to do with who isn’t invited to the OPPS party under the site neutral payments provision. Section 603 […]

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