July 23, 2021
CMS Releases OPPS and PFS Proposed Rules
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rules. Key provisions in the proposed rules include a decrease of the PFS conversion factor, modifications to Stark Law regulations, expanded telehealth coverage and increased financial penalties for price transparency noncompliance. Secretary Becerra stressed the Biden Administration’s commitment to enforcing compliance with the price transparency rule, saying concealment “will not be tolerated.” Notably, the OPPS proposed rule would also stop the elimination of the Inpatient Only (IPO) List, which was scheduled to be sunset over the next three years. Read More >>>
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