November 29, 2018

CMS: New online tool compares cost differences for outpatient procedures

By: Judy Mathias

Editor’s Note

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on November 27 launched a new online tool that compares Medicare payments and co-payments for certain outpatient surgical procedures performed in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.

The “Procedure Price Lookup” tool will help Medicare patients consider potential cost differences when choosing the surgical setting that best meets their needs.

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