Regulatory Advisory

CHA Releases Summary of 2013 OPPS Proposed Rule
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CHA has released a detailed summary of the proposed rule for rate updates and policy changes to the calendar year (CY) 2013 Medicare outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposes a 2.1 percent market basket increase for CY 2013, increasing payments for outpatient services by $4.6 billion compared to CY 2012.CHA estimates that California hospitals will receive an increase of 3.5 percent, or $111 million, from CY 2012.

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