CMS released the fiscal year 2018 IPPS proposed rule in April, and with it came a bevy of new potential ICD-10-CM codes. The update includes a total of 406 proposed new, revised, and deleted codes to be implemented October 1, 2017.
Traditionally, the OPPS rulemaking cycle has been the main vehicle for changes to outpatient coding and billing regulations and policy that hospitals need to pay attention to. But increasingly, CMS has been introducing or discussing changes relevant to outpatient hospitals beyond the scope of the OPPS rules.
This week’s Medicare updates include the release of the 2017 Inpatient Pricer; a decision memo for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy; a delay of effective date for the Conditions of Participation for home health agencies; and more!