CMS releases final rule on payments for hospital outpatient and ambulatory surgical centers

Dec 18, 2023
Final rule takes effect Jan. 1, 2024
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the 2024 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System final rule, announcing it will finalize Medicare payment rates for more than 240 dental codes by assigning them to ambulatory payment classifications. Due to advocacy from American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the final rule provided clarification on how the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System code G0330 should be used for dental rehabilitation, as well as eliminated proposed Medicare pay rate cuts associated with G0330. Read the full article.