Back to Basics: APC Payment Methodology
Author: Tomak, Tracey
Source: CodeWrite | AHIMA newsletter article
Publication Date: April 2017
In August of 2000, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced the Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs) under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS). The objective of the APC payment system was to control costs and increase efficiencies for outpatient ser....