The CV leader’s takeaways from the 2015 outpatient final rules

On October 31, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rulings for the CY 2015 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). While there weren’t many substantial changes between the proposed and final rulings, CV service line leaders must understand what is (and isn't) coming in 2015 and beyond.

Below, we’ve distilled key findings and takeaways from the final rulings, including the payment impact, changes to quality reporting programs, and the development of alternative payment methodologies for select CV services.

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