Medicare’s 2018 Final Rules

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  • December 24, 2017

The first two days of November saw a flurry of activity from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as they released three final rules.

On November 1, 2017, CMS issued the 2018 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System final rule with comment period (CMS-1678-FC).

The CY 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule was placed on display at the Federal Register on November 2, 2017. This final rule updates payment policies, payment rates, and other provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after Jan. 1, 2018.

For details of the PFS and OPPS final rules access the Q4 2017 Oplinc Best Practices Newsletter under the Publications tab on this website or go to: