CMS Advisors And Industry Groups Press Agency To Delay Outpatient System Changes
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
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.
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