November 17, 2016
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A Practical Assessment of CMS’s Changes to Provider-Based Reimbursement

Last November Congress and the President passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (Act). Section 603 of that Act imposed sweeping changes that virtually shut down the development and implementation of new off-campus provider-based hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) overnight. To implement Section 603 of the Act, CMS proposed significant changes to Medicare’s payment rules for services furnished by off-campus provider-based HOPDs. These proposals were included as part of the proposed CY 2017 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) released on July 6, 2016. Several of CMS’s proposals resulted in significant pushback by health care providers as CMS received more than 2,500 comments in response to its proposals.

On November 1, 2016, CMS issued its highly anticipated CY 2017 HOPPS Final Rule implementing Section 603 the Act. While reimbursement reductions for new off-campus departments are inevitable, CMS did find some common ground with providers. During this webinar, Polsinelli’s reimbursement attorneys will:
  • Review the key provisions of the Final Rule
  • Discuss practical implications flowing from the Final Rule, including the impact on 340B Drug Pricing Program Covered Entities
  • Provide practical tips on how to prepare for CMS’s roll-out of the Final Rule in 2017
  • Provide an update on current legislative proposals targeted at revising Section 603 of the Act
On our panel: