Date & Time

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 — 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., CDT


Mike Kovar 
Revenue Integrity Consultant      


The ambulatory surgery center (ASC) payment system continues to evolve with final changes to the hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) for calendar year 2019. Find out what changes are finalized for implementation on January 1, 2019 for ASCs and hospital outpatient services in the CY2019 final 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:

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

After This Webinar You'll Be Able To:

  • Identify and implement OPPS/ASC rule changes that may have significant impact on health system finances
  • Develop action plans 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: Understanding of Medicare Payment Process        
    CPEs: 1.5


    HFMA members: Free
    Non-members: $99


    How Does It Work?

    After you enroll in the webinar, you will receive an email confirmation. It includes a link to join the webinar. The webinar will open 30 minutes prior to the start time. You can download the handouts in the webinar session.

    Read additional information on CPE credits, our guarantee, and terms of registration.