CMS Issues CY 2013 HOPPS Final Rule

November 2, 2012

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) rule on November 1, 2012, updating Medicare payment policies and rates for hospital outpatient and ASC services beginning January 1, 2013.  The final OPPS/ASC rule with comment period affects hospital outpatient departments in more than 4,000 hospitals, including general acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, inpatient psychiatric facilities, long-term acute care hospitals, children’s hospitals, and cancer hospitals, and approximately 5,000 Medicare-participating ASCs.

To view the CY 2013 OPPS and ASC payment system final rule, please click here.

The comment period closes on December 31, 2012.