July 2, 2015
On Wednesday, July 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the Calendar Year (CY) 2016 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) proposed rule. The HOPPS rule proposes updates to Medicare payment policies and rates for hospital outpatient departments, ambulatory surgical centers, and partial hospitalization services provided by community mental health centers as well as refinements to programs that encourage high-quality care in these outpatient settings.
SNMMI will continue review the proposed rule as we prepare our comments to CMS.
The CY 2016 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule can be found here.