This week's note from the instructor reviews some of the major proposals in the 2019 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule and examines the impact these proposals may have on health systems.
It’s been one year since the National Association of Healthcare Revenue Integrity welcomed its first member and we are now more than 700 members strong. That’s more than 700 driven, dedicated individuals from across the country who have joined forces to ensure the revenue integrity profession is recognized for its unique contributions to the healthcare field.
This week’s Medicare updates include the Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule, a video on the proposed changes to evaluation and management coding, the July edition of the Patients Over Paperwork newsletter, and more!
Continuing with numerous specific requests for comment in last year’s OPPS proposed rule, CMS is once again asking stakeholders for feedback on a variety of issues for the 2019 OPPS proposed rule for future potential rulemaking. You may submit comments to the agency until September 24, 2018.
Along with quality measure removals in the 2018 OPPS and MPFS final rules, CMS has continued to propose additional removals in the 2019 proposed rules. In addition, the agency is proposing to add to its ability to remove quality measures in the future.