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Michael S. Kovar          
Independent Consultant


The ambulatory surgery center (ASC) payment system continues to evolve with final changes to the hospital outpatient payment system (OPPS) for calendar year 2018. With high interest in potential changes to 340B drug reimbursement and other issues, find out what changes will be implemented on January 1, 2018 for ASCs and hospital outpatient services in the CY2018 final rule. Physician practice managers will want to keep a close watch on the ASC and OPPS developments as more services migrate from one healthcare setting to another. Prepare your organization now for the changes.

Webinar topics include:

  • Final 2018 ambulatory payment classification (APC) groupings
  • Final 2018 changes to comprehensive APCs
  • Final 2018 OPPS changes to drugs, biological, and radiopharmaceuticals including potential 340B drug reimbursement changes
  • Final 2018 changes to OPPS for cancer hospitals and partial hospitalization services
  • Final changes to inpatient only list including potential removal of total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) from the list
  • Final 2018 changes for ASCs
  • Final changes to hospital outpatient quality requirements
  • Changes to other policy areas
  • After This Webinar You'll Be Able To:

    • Identify and plan for OPPS/ASC changes that may have significant impact on health system finances
    • Prepare to address issues within your organization’s charge structure and operational processes
    • Describe potential compliance issues

    Recommended for:

    CFOs, reimbursement directors and managers, controllers, Charge Master managers and other senior financial executives of hospitals, medical groups/practices, and health systems

    Field of Study: Special Knowledge & Applications
    Delivery Method: Group Internet
    Level: Intermediate         
    Pre-work: None
    Prerequisites: Understanding of Medicare Payment Process                                                                                              
    Contact hours: 1.5


    HFMA members: Free
    Non-members: $99

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    Note: This on-demand webinar is available until December 12, 2018.