The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are accepting nominations for the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment. Up to four new members will be named to the Advisory Panel. Nominees must be employed by a hospital, hospital system or other Medicare provider. The panel will advise the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on the clinical integrity of the Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) groups and their associated weights, and supervision of hospital outpatient services. Nominations will be accepted through November, 21, 2014.  For further information or to nominate someone to serve on the panel, click here or contact Carol Schwartz at


Back to October Branch