On July 25, 2018 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2019 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) proposed rule.
In this rule, CMS proposed to delay the transition period before fully implementing the CT and MR cost centers, expansion of the services covered under the Off-Campus site neutral policy and deletion of 3 radiology hospital quality measures.
This rule provides for a 60-day comment period ending on Sept. 24, 2018. The finalized changes will appear in the final rule in early November and are effective Jan. 1, 2019.
Please read the new American College of Radiology (ACR) detailed summary of the 2019 HOPPS proposed rule.