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Medicare OPPS Pass-Through Payment 50% Cut Likely On Jan. 1

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

The Health Care Financing Administration is expected to issue a rule in early November effecting a 50% cut in special "pass-through" payments under the hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) for breakthrough medical devices, drugs and radiopharmaceuticals. The cuts would take effect Jan. 1, 2001.
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