EDPMA Advocacy on OPPS Rule a Success

From the Emergency Department Practice Management Association (EDPMA):

Yesterday, CMS finalized the 2014 update to the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS). The final rule is available here.

On September 6, 2013, EDPMA urged CMS to delay its proposal to collapse the ED facility codes until stakeholders have had a chance to better understand the impact of this significant change. We are happy to report that the final rule delays the proposal while CMS reevaluates the most appropriate structure for ED facility codes. CMS will maintain the current coding structure consisting of five visit levels for 2014 while the agency considers alternatives. Our consultants apologize for reporting otherwise in the rush to distribute the rule to you last night.

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