The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule which updates payment policies and rates for services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries in hospital outpatient departments and establishes payments for services furnished in ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) beginning in calendar year 2014 (CY14). In addition, CMS proposes to update and refine the requirements for the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program, the ASC Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program, and the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program.



Publication Date: Monday, December 23, 2013

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