CMS’ 2012 OPPS Proposed Rule Further Revises Physician Supervision Requirements

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The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) intends to further revise its physician supervision policy by proposing the federal Advisory Panel on Ambulatory Payment Classification Groups serve as the independent review body to evaluate and recommend physician supervision levels to CMS, and by defining personal supervision and general supervision for all hospital outpatient therapeutic services.

In the 2012 outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) proposed rule, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposes to further revise the physician supervision rules that apply to hospital outpatient services. The proposed changes include the following...

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