SUMMARY: A brief review of the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) is presented highlighting the program's legislative history, outpatient service classifications and payment plan. Specifically, HOPPS measures applicable to imaging practices are discussed. Resources are also provided for further information on the program requirements and the ambulatory payment classifications (APC) system. ABBREVIATIONS: APC Ambulatory Payment Classifications CF conversion factor CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services DRG Diagnosis Related Groups HOPPS Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System
American Journal of Neuroradiology – American Journal of Neuroradiology
Published: Apr 1, 2012
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