Issue Brief

No. 756

HCFA's Outpatient PPS: Finally Ready to Roll?
June 16, 2000

Author

Karen Matherlee

Summary

This issue brief centers on hospital outpatient department services, scheduled to be on a prospective payment system (PPS) July 1, 2000, 17 years after enactment of legislation mandating PPS for hospital inpatient services. It looks at the challenges to providers and patients, including coding and other process issues, redistribution of payments, and changes in beneficiary co-payments.

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