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Important Update: Outpatient Prospective Payment

Important Update: Outpatient Prospective Payment

The UHMS has become aware of a change in payment that was published in the OPPS (Outpatient Prospective Payment) Final Rule for 2024. G0277, which was predicted to be about $134/30, minutes was given a value of $73.64 (national unadjusted reimbursement rate). There is a comment period for errors in the published document. Because there was no mention of hyperbaric oxygen in the Proposed Rule in July, there should not have been any substantive change in the Final Rule. HOPD departments need to address this during the comment period. The details on how to comment are on page two of the Final Rule, and are listed below:


DATES: Effective date: The provisions of this rule are effective January 1, 2024.

Comment period: To be assured consideration, comments must be received at one of the addresses provided below, by January 1, 2024.

 

ADDRESSES: In commenting, please refer to file code CMS-1786-FC.

Comments, including mass comment submissions, must be submitted in one of the following three ways (please choose only one of the ways listed):

 

  1. Electronically. You may submit electronic comments on this regulation to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the "Submit a comment" instructions.
  2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following address ONLY:
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
    Attention: CMS-1786-FC, P.O. Box 8010, Baltimore, MD 21244-8010.
    Please allow sufficient time for mailed comments to be received before the close of the comment period.
  3. By express or overnight mail. You may send written comments to the following address ONLY:
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS-1786-FC, Mail Stop C4-26-05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850. 

 

For information on viewing public comments, see the beginning of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Au’Sha Washington, AushaWashington@cms.hhs.gov or 410-786-3736.

UHMS will continue to work on this issue, and we will provide updates as this situation develops. In the interim, please consider commenting or sending letters per the instructions above.

 

~QUARC

 

 

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