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CMS Releases 2022 Medicare Hospital OPPS and ASC Final Rule

On Nov. 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2022 Changes to Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System final rule. In the final rule, CMS will increase OPPS payment rates by 2% for hospitals that meet the applicable quality reporting requirements. ASCs that meet applicable quality reporting requirements will also receive a 2% payment rate increase.

More information is available as follows:

  • Click here for a CMS press release;
  • Click here for a CMS fact sheet;
  • Click here to read a summary of items of interest to neurosurgeons; and
  • Click here to read the AANS/CNS comment letter.