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CMS finalizes 2024 OPPS final rule: 4 must-know updates

On Nov. 2, CMS finalized the calendar year 2024 Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System final rule . The 2024 OPPS final rule includes policies that will: add 10 services to the Inpatient Only list; establish an intensive outpatient program; expand the partial hospitalization program rate structure; update payment rates and policies for ambulatory surgical centers; update the requirements for the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Program; outline quality program requirements for Rural Emergency Hospitals; and standardize the reporting of standard chart data using a CMS template. Read on to learn essential OPPS final rule information, important details and dates. We’ll also reveal how you can register for DataGen’s upcoming client exclusive OPPS rule analysis webinar . 4 key CMS 2024 OPPS final rule components 1. Expanded and updated rates CMS estimates a 2.1% rate increase for CY 2024, which represents a $6 billion increase in outpatient payments compared to the CY 2023 OPPS