TITLE

2008 rates for some ASC procedures lower than in Medicare proposed rule

PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Same-Day Surgery;Dec2007, Vol. 31 Issue 12, p137
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The 2008 final payment rules for ambulatory surgery centers will pay generally 65% of the hospital outpatient department payment (HOPD). • The actual payment rates will vary because the final rule changed the relative weights used, so payments for cataract, colonoscopies, and other surgeries will be lower than proposed. • Congressional legislation has been introduced in the House and Senate that would increase the percentage to 75% of the HOPD rate.
ACCESSION #
27747808

 

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