CMS is hosting the next semi-annual meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment for 2013 on March 11, 2013. The purpose of the Panel is to advise the HHS Secretary and the CMS Administrator on the clinical integrity of ambulatory payment classification groups and their associated weights, and hospital outpatient therapeutic supervision issues. The deadline for presentations and comments is January 25, 2013, and the hardcopy of the presentation must be received by February 1, 2013. The meeting registration deadline is February 22, 2013.

 ** Note that due to an “unexpected low response to requests for presentations,” CMS has cancelled the previously-scheduled March 12 session, and the meeting will not be onsite at CMS headquarters; it will be conducted electronically via webcast, teleconference, and/or webinar.