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There is nothing wrong with adjusting prices to fit your cost-to-charge ratio. New technologies have always posed a financial challenge to hospitals. While they want to provide cutting-edge care to patients, unless a positive margin can be maintained, the costs of those technologies can quickly lead to significant financial losses.…
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Final Rule covers a wide range of payment and other provisions. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) wrapped up last week by unveiling a final rule associated with the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and new policies governing the functions of the payment systems for the Outpatient Prospective…
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The 2018 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule arrived Friday from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), coming in at 664 pages, which is not very long, based on history. Keep in mind that it is double-spaced, and the first 57 pages consist of the table of…