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MM12915: Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System: October 2022 Update

This new Article comprises Subregulatory Guidance for updates to the ASC payment system in October; new Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) device pass-through code; newly established HCPCS codes for drugs and biologicals; and new skin substitute products low-cost group or high-cost group assignment. MLN Matters (MM) Articles are based on information contained within Change Requests (CRs). In this case, this article is based on content within CR12915 that is posted on the CMS website at

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Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: September 26, 2022

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