In late June, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its 2016 Proposed Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) rule, which also includes the Proposed Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) payment update. The agency did not release the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule; we expect it early this week.

Notably, the rule revisits the controversial "Two-Midnight" policy implemented in 2014. Also, in the rule are provisions related to Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) restructuring, expansion of packaged ancillary services, and changes to quality reporting requirements.

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