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AAO-HNS Comments on Medicare CY 2020 Hospital Outpatient Proposed Rule

AAO-HNS Comments on Medicare CY 2020 Hospital Outpatient Proposed Rule

On September 27, the AAO-HNS submitted a comment letter to CMS regarding the CY 2020 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System proposed rule. The Academy’s comments included support for Medicare’s proposed changes to increase hospital price transparency and designate certain procedures performed by otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons as permanently office-based; while opposing the increased application of prior authorization policies.

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