COA Commends CMS on 2019 OPPS Proposed Rule

SAP Partners | <b>Community Oncology Alliance (COA)</b>

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) announced their support of CMS’ 2019 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Proposed Rule.

The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) announced their support of CMS’ 2019 Outpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule.

The rule proposes implementing site-neutral payments for off-campus provider-based departments, matching payment rates in the 2019 Medicare Physician-Fee Schedule Proposed Rule. CMS estimates that the site-neutral payment proposal would save Medicare recipients close to $150 million in lower copayments for clinic visits.

The proposed rule also extends last year’s 340B Drug Payment program reimbursement adjustment for hospitals to certain off-campus provider-based departments.

COA’s responded to the proposed rule by commending CMS for taking these steps to reform “important long-standing flaws in our nation’s health policy.”

Read the full release here.