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February 10, 2013


Philips Healthcare has submitted its comments on proposed policy and rate changes for Medicare’s Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System for 2014. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services will issue a final rule in November that will go into effect on January 1, 2014.


Philips focused its comments in two major areas:


  • The proposed calculation and use of proposed cost centers for MRI and CT reimbursement rates
  • New policies that would “package” additional items and services into the outpatient payment categories they support and eliminate separate payment for many procedures


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