CMS Releases Final Rules on Medical Device Payments
CMS released two final rules impacting medical devices this week. The rules include the CY 2013 Hospital OPPS Final Rule and the CY 2013 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule. They are both scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2013.
The OPPS final rule includes changes to the ASC payment system, OQR Program, ASCQR Program, and the IRF Quality Reporting Program. Some regulations governing QIOs have also been revised.
The PFS final rule includes changes to Medicare Part B payments, certain DME payments, and the termination of non-random prepayment review.
These new rules will be discussed at length on MDMA's next Reimbursement Working Group call scheduled for Friday, November 16 at 1pm ET.