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CY 2018 OPPS/ASC Proposed Rule published and open for comment

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published, and made available for public comment, proposed changes to the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System for Calendar Year (CY) 2018. These changes are detailed in the CY 2018 Proposed Rule, CMS-1678-P (PDF). Proposed changes to the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program begin on page 33671 of the Federal Register and page 114 of the PDF. Proposed changes affecting the ASC Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program begin on page 33685 of the Federal Register and page 128 of the PDF. For a synopsis of the Proposed Rule, please refer to the fact sheet available on the CMS.gov website.

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