November 24, 2010
A summary of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final rules for 2011 that affect nuclear medicine and PET has been posted on the SNM website. These final rules affect hospital outpatient and ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payments for services paid under the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) and the ASC payment system. The final rules were published on November 24, 2010, in the Federal Register. The summary is entitled CMS Announces Final Rule Changes to Policies & Payments for Hospital Outpatient Services and Ambulatory Surgical Centers.