Keyword: Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System
The agency says site-neutral payments would save patients $150 million in copayments each year.
Medicare has issued new rules intended to eliminate payment disparities between services offered at physician offices and hospital-owned outpatient centers.
The controversy goes on over a government proposal to no longer pay for services at hospital outpatient departments at a higher rate than physicians’ offices.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is putting its money where its mouth is, placing primary care at the forefront when it comes to the proposed changes in the Medicare physician fee schedule released this week.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released proposed changes to the Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center payment rates.