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Mike Kovar    
Consulting Director     
McBee Associates


The ambulatory service center (ASC) payment system continues to evolve with proposed changes to the hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) for calendar year 2019. Find out what changes are proposed for implementation on January 1, 2019 for ASCs and hospital outpatient services in the CY2019 proposed rule. Physician practice managers will want to keep a close watch on the ASC and OPPS developments as more services migrate from one setting to another. Prepare your organization now for the proposed changes.

Topics include:

  • Proposed 2019 APC groupings
  • Proposed 2019 OPPS changes to drugs, biological, and radiopharmaceuticals
  • Proposed changes to OPPS for cancer hospitals and partial hospitalization services
  • Proposed changes to collect data on off-campus provider-based emergency departments
  • Proposed methods to control outpatient volume increases
  • Proposed 340B drug payment changes for non-excepted off-campus hospital departments
  • Proposed 2019 changes for ASCs
  • Proposed changes to hospital outpatient quality requirements
  • Proposed additional changes to other policy areas

After This Webinar You'll Be Able To:

  • Identify and plan for OPPS/ASC proposed changes that may have significant impact on health system finances
  • Provide comments to CMS on issues that may have a significant impact on your organization
  • 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, Chargemaster managers and other senior financial executives of hospitals, medical groups/practices, and health systems


Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications               
Delivery Method: Group Internet
Level: Intermediate                                   
Pre-work: None                                 
Prerequisites: Understandiing 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 October 4, 2019.