TITLE

CMS proposes quality improvements for hospital outpatient and ASCs for 2009

PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Healthcare Purchasing News;Aug2008, Vol. 32 Issue 8, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the proposed rule by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) aimed at updating payment rates for calendar year 2009 and enhance the quality of services in hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs). Under the rule, payment rates will be based on the quality of care and not only on the quantity of services. The rule requires that the annual payment inflation update for Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) be reduced for hospitals that fail to meet quality reporting standards.
ACCESSION #
33362695

 

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