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CMS CY 2018 OPPS Final Rule

On Nov. 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the calendar year (CY) 2018 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System final rule with comment period (CMS-1678-FC), which includes updates to the 2018 rates and quality provisions, and other policy changes. Read the rule.


Webinar: CMS' Final 2018 OPPS & PFS Rules: What You Need to Know

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
3:00 – 4:00 PM EST

Join ACCC and legal experts for a one-hour (ACCC members-only) presentation on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) final 2018 OPPS and PFS rules. Learn how these final rules will affect your cancer program or practice. [Login Required]


Webinar: Overview of Final Rule for 2018 Updates to the Quality Payment Program (QPP)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
3:00 – 4:00 PM EST

On Dec. 6, 2017, join ACCC in a one-hour webinar providing an in-depth discussion of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final CY 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) rule. CMS is proposing additional flexibility on reporting requirements for providers in the program's second year as well as introducing changes to MIPS scoring. Tune in to hear the details, and what these changes will mean for providers. [Login Required]


On July 13, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed CY 2018 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS), which contains significant provisions that would reduce payments to hospitals participating in the 340B Drug Pricing Program and to new off-campus provider-based facilities billing under OPPS. Read the ACCC Sept. 11, 2017, comment letter to CMS on the proposed OPPS rule.

ACCC Members can access summaries and analyses of previous years' OPPS proposed and final rules here.

Quality Payment Program (QPP)

Inpatient Prospective Payment System

Accountable Care Organizations

ACCC Members can view 2011 Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Final Rule Analysis. Log in required.

Archive of ACCC Comment Letters to CMS on OPPS Rules:

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