CMS Proposes HOPD and ASC Payment Policy and Rate Updates for 2012

On July 1, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule with policy and payment changes for Hospital Outpatient Departments (HOPDs) and Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs). The proposed rule would affect Medicare payments commencing in calendar year (CY) 2012. The proposed rule will be published in the July 18, 2011, Federal Register. ...

Read the full announcement: Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment Practice Group Email Alert, American Lawyers Association, July 11, 2011