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News by Topic: Outpatient care

Jul 26, 2022 - Notice of proposed rule revising the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Medicare Ambulatory Surgical Center (ACS) payment system for calendar year 2023. This proposed rule also outlines Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) payment policy, quality measures, and enrollment policy. Among other things, this proposed rule also updates and refines the requirements for the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program, the ASC Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program, and the Rural Emergency Hospital Quality Reporting Program. Comments are due by September 13, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 22, 2022 - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a virtual meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment for 2021 on August 22-23, 2022. The purpose of the Panel is to advise the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Administrator of CMS concerning the clinical integrity of the Ambulatory Payment Classification groups and their associated weights, as well as supervision of hospital outpatient therapeutic services. The agenda and information on how to join the meeting will be posted on the Panel's website. Comment and presentation submissions to be considered at the meeting are due by August 5, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 6, 2022 - Notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) establishing Conditions of Participation that Rural Emergency Hospitals (REHs) must meet to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Summarizes and responds to comments made in response to the August 4, 2021, request for information on REHs. Includes proposed changes to the Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) Conditions of Participation for the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Comments are due by August 29, 2022.
Source: Federal Register