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OPPS Proposed Rule Significantly Affects Coding
Health Leaders Media

CMS released a number of proposed changes to the Outpatient Prospective Payment System payment system July 8. The 2014 OPPS Proposed Rule is shorter than normal at 718 pages, but the proposed changes are significant and probably the most sweeping changes since the inception of OPPS, says Jugna Shah, MPH, president and founder of Nimitt Consulting.

The proposed changes to the OPPS payment system are just as significant as the changes proposed in the 2014 IPPS Proposed Rule, says Kimberly Anderwood Hoy, JD, CPC, director of Medicare and compliance at HCPro, Inc., in Danvers, Mass.