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OPPS final rule

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

CMS outpatient prospective payment system Nov. 1 final rule violates the Administrative Procedure Act, the American Hospital Association asserts in a letter to HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson delivered Nov. 16 by outside litigation counsel Hogan & Hartson. Letter reiterates AHA's request that CMS delay the rule's effective date and gives notice of AHA's intent to file a lawsuit should the agency not implement a delay. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) concur with AHA's position, the letter says...



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