HFMA Comments on CY 2020 OPPS/ASC Proposed Rule

HFMA submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the CY 2020 OPPS/ASC Proposed Rule, published in the August 9, 2019, Federal Register. The comments addressed the concerns of HFMA’s members regarding:

  • Proposed changes to the Inpatient Only List (IPO)
  • Separately Payable Drugs Provided by 340B Hospitals
  • Proposed Method to Control Unnecessary Increases in the Volume of Clinic Visit Services Furnished in Excepted Off-Campus Provider-Based Departments (PBDs)
  • Proposed Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Payment and Comment Indicators
  • Proposed Requirements for Hospitals to Make a List of Their Standard Charges Available
  • Proposed Prior Authorization Process Requirements for Certain Outpatient Hospital Department Services
  • Comment Solicitation on Cost Reporting, Maintenance of Hospital Chargemasters, and Related Medicare Payment Issue

Download the comment letter