TITLE

Bundling payments will challenge hospitals

PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Same-Day Surgery;Sep2007, Vol. 31 Issue 9, p104
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Providers have until Sept. 14, 2007, to comment on the proposed outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) for 2008, which includes a 3.3% inflation update. • Hospitals may be underpaid if intraoperative services, along with others, are bundled into the ambulatory payment classification (APC) as proposed. • CMS also is proposing two quality measures that affect outpatient surgery: timing of antibiotic prophylaxis, and selection of prophylactic antibiotic. In 2009, payment will be tied to submission of quality data. • Beneficiary coinsurance would continue to be reduced to 20%. Thirteen procedures are moving off the inpatient-only list, and only three of those are moving to the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) list.
ACCESSION #
26406480

 

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