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CMS releases outpatient, ASC payment updates
Modern Healthcare

The CMS has released a final rule with comment period updating Medicare payment policies and rates for hospital outpatient and ambulatory surgical center services. As the name implies, most provisions in the 1,552-page document are final (PDF) and go into effect Jan. 1, but there are certain issues—such as interim values—which the CMS is accepting comments on, and it will respond to the feedback in next year’s final rule.