Medical Billing Blog

MedPAC Recommends Payment Equalization

Posted by Scott Shatzman on Mon, Feb, 17, 2014 @ 08:02 AM

At its January meeting, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) voted unanimously to approve a recommendation to Congress that the differences in payments between outpatient departments and physician offices for 66 Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs) be reduced or eliminated. The services include imaging, procedures such as small-intestine endoscopy, tests including bone density tests and other kinds of care.  The change would mean a 0.6% drop in Medicare revenue for hospitals.

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