The 2014 OPPS proposed rule is shorter than normal at 718 pages, but the proposed changes are significant and probably the most sweeping changes since the inception of OPPS, says Jugna Shah, MPH, president and founder of Nimitt Consulting.
Eight CPT® codes for multianalyte assays with algorithmic analyses (MAAA) procedures are now classified as not covered under OPPS (status indicator E), retroactive to January 1, 2013. These codes are now subject to I/OCE edit 9.
The Hospital Outpatient Payment Panel recommended CMS change the supervision requirements for 15 HCPCS and CPT codes during its second meeting this year in August. CMS released details of the meeting September 24.