Federal Register Notice: CMS Outpatient Quality Reporting and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Programs

<p>Dec 10, 2013 -- <a href="https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/12/10/2013-28737/medicare… in the Federal Register</a>:  This final rule with comment period from CMS revises the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and the Medicare ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system for CY 2014. In addition, this final rule with comment period updates and refines the requirements for the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program, the ASC Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program, and the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program. In the final rules in this document, they are finalizing changes to the conditions for coverage (CfCs) for organ procurement organizations (OPOs); revisions to the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) regulations; changes to the Medicare fee-for-service Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program; and changes relating to provider reimbursement determinations and appeals.</p>
<p>(<a href="http://www.raconline.org/news/">via RAC News</a>)</p>

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