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FDLI In Brief

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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OPPS: Proposed rule for the hospital outpatient prospective payment system, including information on new device categories, will be issued "around the fourth of July," CMS Purchasing Policy Group Director Thomas Gustafson tells attendees at the Food and Drug Law Institute's annual meeting held in Washington, D.C. April 16-17. A final rule is on schedule for promulgation by Oct. 1. According to Gustafson, 83 out of 97 device categories are scheduled to sunset and lose their "pass-through" status in January 2003...

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