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CMS proposal would boost some Medicare payments
Modern Healthcare

Hospitals would get a 1.8% boost in their outpatient Medicare payments next year while the increase for ambulatory surgery centers would total 0.9%, under a proposed rule issued Monday by the CMS. The 718-page rule sets the Medicare pay rate for more than 4,000 hospitals and 5,000 ASCs in 2014.

The hospital rate was based on a projected inpatient market basket increase of 2.5% minus a proposed multifactor productivity adjustment of 0.4% and a 0.3% adjustment required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.