Reimbursement In Brief
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
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CMS faces pressure from one of its advisory panels and the device industry to delay implementation of proposals in its draft 2014 hospital outpatient payment rule related to the development of comprehensive ambulatory payment classifications, implementation of new cost centers for CT and MRI, and seven new packaging policies.
A correction notice issued by CMS to fix technical errors in the 2014 draft hospital outpatient prospective payment system cut its payment proposal for stereotactic radiosurgery by about $3,000 compared to a proposed rule issued in July.