Hospital News - Outpatient
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued final rule CMS-1601-FC, “Final Changes to the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System for Calendar Year (CY) 2014 and CY 2014 Payment Rates.” The Final Rule is scheduled to be published in the December 10 Federal Register.
Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program Overview
To meet Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program requirements and receive the full Annual Payment Update (APU) under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS), hospitals must meet administrative, data collection and submission, and data validation requirements. Hospitals must submit data for 23 quality measures: 14 clinical performance measures; seven Imaging Efficiency Measures; and two Web-based Structural Measures. Participating hospitals agree that they will allow Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to publicly report data for the quality measures (as stated in the current OPPS Final Rule).More »