The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) prepared a detailed summary of the 2024 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) final rule released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Nov. 2. The summary outlines issues that impact radiology, including updates to imaging ambulatory payment classifications and requirements for the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting program.
CMS finalized the update to HOPPS payment rates for hospitals that meet quality reporting requirements by 3.1%, increasing the conversion factor for calendar year 2024 to $87.382. CMS thanked stakeholders for their comments regarding the reimbursement of diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals and will further consider their feedback on potential policy changes for future notice and comment rulemaking. The agency also finalized updates to hospital price transparency policies with phased-in implementation.
The rule changes will be effective Jan. 1.
If you have questions, contact Kimberly Greck, ACR Senior Economic Policy Analyst.