Reimbursement to outpatient departments in 2018 will increase $5.8 billion compared to 2017, according to an advance release of the hospital outpatient prospective payment (OPPS) and ambulatory surgical center (ASC) PPS Final rule for calendar year 2018. However, CMS will drastically reduce reimbursement for drugs under the 340B Program, much to the ire of providers and associations, which have already threatened to sue. (Final rule, 82 FR 52356, November 13, 2017).
For more detail, see CMS cut to 340B spending overshadows OPPS update; associations threaten suit, November 2, 2017.
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