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Medicaid Acronym of the Day – OPPS

Outpatient Prospective Payment System – In response to rapidly growing Medicare expenditures for outpatient services and large co-payments being made by Medicare beneficiaries, Congress mandated that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) develop a Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) and reduce beneficiary co-payments.

Further reading   

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2988668/

 

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