Spotlight on Proposed Changes to the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) for 2009 – Update 2 (Emergency Department Visits)
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Regulatory News Topic
CMS released the OPPS proposed rule for 2009. It went on display on the CMS Web site July 3; it will be published in the federal register in the coming weeks with an effective date of January 1, 2009. This is the second in a series of articles that will summarize some of the proposed coding and billing changes for 2009. This article summarizes the proposed coding and billing changes for emergency department visits.
Date of Insight Article
Thursday, August 07, 2008
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