Hospitals slammed with $380M in CMS cuts, industry cries foul

By Samantha Liss for Healthcare Dive Dive Brief: With its final Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) rule for 2019, CMS is eliminating the pay discrepancy Medicare beneficiaries face visiting a hospital-owned outpatient setting as opposed to a traditional doctor’s office. CMS said cutting reimbursement at hospital-owned outpatient settings for these visits will save Medicare $380 million…

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CMS finalizes rule requiring hospitals to post prices online

By Tony Abraham for Healthcare Dive Dive Brief: CMS on Thursday issued its final rule on the Inpatient Prospective Payment System, cementing the agency’s April proposal to increase transparency by pushing hospitals to post standard charges online in a machine-readable format. The rule doesn’t require posting any more information than hospitals are already mandated to provide…

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