On the surface, CMS is granting Medicare outpatient care a 3.8% payment increase, but a variety of negative adjustments that will vary by provider are going to cut into the net gain. Senior Editor Nick Hut breaks it all down. Also, Vanderbilt Health is reaping gains from its earlier adoption of automation technology in revenue cycle management.
Changes to reimbursement for 340B drugs reverberate in the 2023 final rule for Medicare outpatient payments
The Medicare payment rate for hospital outpatient services will increase significantly in 2023, but the net gain will be quite a bit less than is apparent at first glance.
Vanderbilt Health invested in automation technology just prior to the pandemic — a move that has paid big dividends throughout the pandemic and positions the academic medical center well for the future.
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Hospitals are examining 2022 year-end revenue, setting goals for 2023 long-term capital, and creating strategic plans for patient engagement and staffing stability.
Differences in expectations between the providers and payers must be constantly monitored and followed up on to ensure alignment between what is actually happening and what was expected.
The new No Surprises Act Forum has grown rapidly to nearly 2,000 members with more than 150 new discussions in the early part of 2022.