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CMS issues 2014 Outpatient Facility Policy and Payment Changes

Posted by Scott Shatzman on Fri, Jan, 10, 2014 @ 07:01 AM

Last November, CMS released a final CY 2014 hospital outpatient and ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment Final Rule.  Most significantly, “CMS will replace the current five levels of hospital clinic visit codes for both new and established patients with a single code describing all outpatient clinic visits.” CMS believes that a single code and payment is administratively simpler for hospitals and “better reflects hospital resources involved in supporting an outpatient visit.” 

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