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Medicare program: changes to the hospital outpatient prospective payment system and CY 2010 payment rates; changes to the ambulatory surgical center payment system and CY 2010 payment rates. Final rule with comment period

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Federal Register 2009 November 20, 74 (223): 60315-983
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This final rule with comment period revises the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) to implement applicable statutory requirements and changes arising from our continuing experience with this system. In this final rule with comment period, we describe the changes to the amounts and factors used to determine the payment rates for Medicare hospital outpatient services paid under the prospective payment system. These changes are applicable to services furnished on or after January 1, 2010. In addition, this final rule with comment period updates the revised Medicare ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system to implement applicable statutory requirements and changes arising from our continuing experience with this system. In this final rule with comment period, we set forth the applicable relative payment weights and amounts for services furnished in ASCs, specific HCPCS codes to which these changes will apply, and other pertinent ratesetting information for the CY 2010 ASC payment system. These changes are applicable to services furnished on or after January 1, 2010.

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