Ambulatory and Outpatient Care

May 3, 2022
Like many health systems, University of Utah Health has been focused on the best ways to treat patients with multiple risks that include physical, psychiatric and substance-use disorders. Taking an intensive integrated approach to primary and behavioral health care has enabled the system to improve…
Apr 21, 2022
The agency seeks comments through June 21 on a potential change that would require outpatient settings to dispense opioid pain medications with prepaid mail-back envelopes and pharmacists to provide patient education on safe disposal of opioids.
Feb 15, 2022
Pilot programs in America and Europe are examining the value of employing a mix of in-person and telehealth services in settings outside of hospitals, and recently published Mayo Clinic research indicates many patients prefer the hybrid approach. One such program is Mayo’s Care Hotel.
Dec 2, 2021
On behalf of our nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations; our clinician partners — including more than 270,000 affiliated physicians, 2 million nurses and other caregivers — and the 43,000 health care leaders who belong to our professional membership groups…
Nov 23, 2021
With the effects of COVID-19 expected to continue for some time, providers can expect many of the trends that developed over the past two years to continue. Care delivered in alternative settings to hospitals, for example, is expected to increase considerably before the decade closes.
Nov 17, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Nov. 16 published its calendar year (CY) 2022 outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS)/ambulatory surgical center (ASC) final rule.
Nov 3, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) yesterday released its calendar year (CY) 2022 outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS)/ambulatory surgical center (ASC) final rule that updates payment rates and makes several policy changes, generally effective on Jan 1, 2022.
Sep 17, 2021
The AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ hospital outpatient prospective payment system and ambulatory surgical center payment system proposed rule for calendar year 2022.
Sep 10, 2021
As strongly advocated by the AHA, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that it is rescinding prior audit denials for hospitals that had failed to qualify for the “mid-build exception” so that the agency can review the determinations.