This issue brief centers on hospital outpatient department services, scheduled to be on a prospective payment system (PPS) July 1, 2000, 17 years after enactment of legislation mandating PPS for hospital inpatient services. It looks at the challenges to providers and patients, including coding and other process issues, redistribution of payments, and changes in beneficiary co-payments.
Matherlee, Karen, "HCFA's Outpatient PPS: Finally Ready to Roll?" (2000). National Health Policy Forum. Paper 52.