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Health Law Checkup - December 2009
CMS Issues Final 2010 Supervision Requirements for Hospital Outpatient Therapeutic Services

12/18/2009

On Oct. 30, 2009, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") issued its final 2010 Calendar Year Outpatient Prospective Payment System Rule (the "2010 Rule") that provides some additional changes and clarifications regarding the "direct supervision" requirements first proposed in CMS' 2009 Calendar Year Outpatient Prospective System Rule (the "2009 Rule") and in CMS' proposed 2010 Rule issued in July. (Please see our July 13, 2009 and September 28, 2009 editions of the Health Law Checkup for additional discussion.)

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