Heads Up: Some Outpatient Codes Are Ready to Bundle Up as 'Mini DRGs'
Published on Wed Nov 26, 2014
Your reporting could change drastically in 2015, thanks to comprehensive APCs including associated smaller services. In an attempt to streamline the Medicare payment system, CMS has introduced new bundled codes for outpatient services that will put the outpatient coding system in sync with inpatient diagnosis-related groups (DRGs). According to CMS’ proposed outpatient payment rule, the “comprehensive APCs” will be implemented [...]
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