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CMS releases final rules on doc fee schedule, outpatient and home health payments
Modern Healthcare

The CMS on Tuesday issued final rules that update payment rates for its physician fee schedule (PDF), and also updated payments for hospital outpatient services (PDF), ambulatory surgical centers, and home health payments (PDF). The rules take effect Jan. 1, 2011, although the CMS said it will accept comments if they are received no later than Jan. 3.