(Sept. 4, 2020) – This week, CEOs and CFOs of hospitals paid under the Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System received a hospital-specific impact analysis demonstrating how their Medicare outpatient fee-for-service payments will change from calendar year 2020 to 2021 based on the policies set forth in the 2021 OPPS proposed rule. Overall, the payment rate for Kansas hospitals is expected to increase by about 1.54 percent. The Payment Rule Brief
outlines the proposed changes to the rule. Comments on the proposed rule are due to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services by Oct. 5.