Why have medical schools become more dependent on funding from teaching hospitals? Because all other funding sources have flattened or declined, while maintaining competitive academic programs has only become more expensive.
On January 1, the 2018 final rule regarding payment for Medicare services under the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System went into effect. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) removed knee replacements from the inpatient-only list and defined an outpatient hospital reimbursement rate for these cases.
Recent changes to CMS’s Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) rule for CY 2018 have created a stir across the healthcare industry due to the profound impact on organizations participating in the 340B Drug Pricing Program.
CMS has finalized the CY 2018 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) rule, confirming changes to the 340B Drug Pricing Program that were proposed earlier this year.
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CMS has proposed cutting back on mandatory bundled payment models. Why not improve them instead?
CMS released its proposal for CY 2018 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) payment rules, containing significant changes to reimbursement for hospitals participating in the 340B Drug Pricing Program.
CPC+ launched in January 2017, but CMS recently announced that it would be re-opening the application process.
Cyberattacks are inevitable, and ambulatory providers face particular challenges in defending their patients' health information.
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