Scanning the Headlines: Outpatient PPS (Archive)

Updated on January 13, 2005

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Averill, R. A., Grant, T. M., and Bonazelli, A.  New APCs for a new year:  more OPPS changes.  Journal of AHIMA.  72(2):59-61, Feb. 2001.

Robbins, J. V.  Lost in the APCs.  Hospitals & Health Networks.  75(2):16, 18, Feb. 2001.

Wolf, P.  Charge-process strategies for outpatient prospective payment.  Healthcare Financial Management.  55(2):58-61, Feb. 2001.

Medicare outpatient prospective payment transitional outpatient payments (TOPSs).  Update.  :4, Jan. 2001.

Drach, M.  Ten steps to successful chargemaster reviews.  Journal of AHIMA.  72(1):42-48, Jan. 2001.

Rode, D.  First annual hospital OPPS update published.  Journal of AHIMA.  72(1):16-18, Jan. 2001.

New medical observation APC reporting rules.  AHA Coding Clinic for HCPCS.  1(4):1-4, Fourth Quarter, 2001.

New HCPCS codes for drugs and blood products.  AHA Coding Clinic for HCPCS.  1(4):1-4, Fourth Quarter, 2001.

Kelly, D.  APCs:  six months and counting!  (You're not alone).  AHA Coding Clinic.  1(1):2, First Quarter 2001.

Dunks, P. J., and Ortner, N. J.  APCs - They'll change outpatient hospital contracting.  Milliman USA, 2001.

The APC Locator:  Ambulatory Payment Classifications and Codes 2001 Edition.  Washington, D.C.:  Altantic Information Services, Inc., 2001.

Downs, C. G., and others.  The negative impact of APCs on hospital outpatient cancer care:  update.  Oncology Issues.  16(5):22-27, 2001.

Concern grows over provider-based rules.  Hospital Outlook.  3(9):4, Dec. 2000.

HCFA finalizes rule for hospital outpatient PPS.  Health Lawyers News.  4(12):14, Dec. 2000.

HCFA holds off on med-tech cuts.  OR Manager.  16(12):5, Dec. 2000.

Averill, R. A., Grant, T. M., and Steinbeck, B.  New APCs and more:  changes to the outpatient prospective payment system.  Journal of AHIMA.  71(10):55-57, Nov./Dec. 2000.

Galloro, V.  Flipped out over outpatient PPS.  Modern Healthcare.  30(48):30-33, Nov. 20, 2000.

HCFA issues criteria for recalculating CCRs.  Healthcare Financial Management. 54(11):10, Nov. 2000.

Pain therapy payment a headache.  OR Manager.  16(11):24-26, Nov. 2000.

Continued financial pressures expected for providers.  Patient Accounts.  23(10):1, 4, Oct. 2000.

Gold, M., and Snodgrass, S.  Payment for implantable devices under medicare's APC system.  Patient Accounts.  23(10):2-4, Oct. 2000.

Baisden, H.  Hospitals continue "wait-see-see" game on OPPS' effectiveness, impact.  AHA News.  36(35):1, Sep. 4, 2000.

An APC checklist.  Journal of AHIMA.  71(8):64A-64C, Sep. 2000.

DeJesus, E. X.  Supremacy over the scourge.  Healthcare Informatics.  17(9):53-54, Sep. 2000.

Pass-throughs demand new coding strategy:  document and stay flexible.  APC Advisor.  1(2):27-28, Sep. 2000.

Reduce beneficiaries' co-pay?  No way, hospitals say.  APC Advisor.  1(2):23-25, Sep. 2000.

HCFA presses ahead with OPPS.  OR Manager.  16(9):5, Sep. 2000.

HCFA's not through yet revamping pass-throughs.  APC Advisor.  1(2):25-27, Sep. 2000.

Inpatient or outpatient?  APCs change the rules.  APC Advisor.  1(2):20-23, Sep. 2000.

Tracking coding practices under APCs.  Healthcare Financial Management.  54(9):78, Sep. 2000.

What are the key things to know when using HCPCS modifiers?  APC Advisor.  1(2):30, Sep. 2000.

Outpatient PPS: a checklist.  Hospital & Health Networks.  74(9):16, Sep. 2000.

Outpatient prospective payment.  Update Small or Rural Hospitals.  :3, 6, Sep. 2000.

Rules for provider-based facilities loom on horizon.  APC Advisor.  1(2):17-20, Sep. 2000.

Rural hospitals see opportunity under APC implementation.  APC Advisor.  1(2):28-30, Sep. 2000.

Hallam, K.  Groups ask HCFA to clarify PPS eligibility.  Modern Healthcare.  30(36):4, Aug. 28, 2000.

Taylor, M.  New PPS stretches boundaries of ER.  Modern Healthcare.  30(34):24, Aug. 14, 2000.

Brown tells hospitals what OIG will look for in outpatient PPS probes.  Health Laywers News.  4(8):27, Aug. 2000.

Transfer provision costing millions, study confirms.  Hospital Case Management.  8(8):113-116, Aug. 2000.

Getting up to speed on APCs.  OR Manager.  16(8):6-7, Aug. 2000.

Allen, M. L.  Do you know your APCs?  Radiology Management.  22(4):10-11, July/Aug. 2000.

Willett, L. Making a proactive transition to APCs. Journal of AHIMA. 71(7):44-48, July/Aug. 2000.

Scichilone, R. Coding for APCs: case studies. Journal of AHIMA. 71(7):75-77, July/Aug. 2000.

Averill, R., Gran, T. M., and Steinbeck, B. Preparing for the outpatient prospective payment system. Journal of AHIMA. 71(7):35-43, July/Aug. 2000.

Hospitals to HCFA:  postpone PPS again.  Modern Healthcare.  30(30):6, July 24, 2000.

Glover, R. L.  Recent changes to EMTALA requirements for provider-based entities.  Health Care Law Monthly.  :19-22, June 2000.

Scichilone, R. Outpatient prospective payment becomes a reality. Journal of AHIMA. 71(6):8A-8C, June 2000.

Lewis, A. F.  APCs:  one year later how are we coping?  Patient Accounts.  25(2):2-3, Feb. 2002.

Compliance Hotspots:  APCs and HIPAA.  Washington, D.C.:  Atlantic Information Services, Inc., 2000.

Loria, L. S.  Small and rural hospitals will be impacted hardest by APCs.  Texas Journal of Rural Health.   18(4):10-15, 2000.

Compliance Hotspots: APCs and HIPAA. Washington, DC: Atlantic Information Services, Inc., 2000.


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