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Fed Regist. 2000 Nov 13;65(219):67798-8020.

Medicare program; prospective payment system for hospital outpatient services. Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), HHS. Interim final rule with comment period.

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This interim final rule with comment period provides for the annual update to the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system conversion factor that is used to calculate the payment amount for each payment group, effective January 1, 2001. It also updates the wage index values and incorporates the year 2001 changes in the procedure codes that are used to make payments under this system. In this rule, we are also responding to public comments received on those portions of the April 7, 2000 final rule with comment period (which established the hospital outpatient prospective payment system) that implemented related provisions of the Balanced Budget Refinement Act (BBRA) of 1999. In addition, we are responding to public comments on the August 3, 2000 interim final rule with comment period that modified the April 7, 2000 final rule with comment period by revising the criteria used to define new or innovative medical devices, drugs, and biologicals eligible for transitional pass-through payments and correcting the criteria for grandfathering provider-based Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) into the prospective payment system.

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