CMS Releases CY 2019 OPPS/ASC Final Rule - McDermott+Consulting

CMS Releases CY 2019 OPPS/ASC Final Rule

CMS releases final rules updating the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System.

Today the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the CY 2019 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Final Ruled (CMS-1695-FC). This final rule also updates requirements for the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) and ASC Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Programs. These policy changes and payment rates are effective as of January 1, 2019.

On November 13, 2018 at 3:30 PM ET McDermottPlus will host a complimentary webinar covering additional information and analysis on the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs), the two tracks of the QPP. Our team will also discuss updates to the 2019 final rules for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System.


For further details:

  • OPPS Final Rule can be accessed here
  • CY 2019 OPPS/ASC final rule fact sheet can be accessed here
  • Register for the McDermottPlus QPP Final Rule webinar here