CMS has announced that the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment (HOP Panel) will hold its next meeting on March 14-15, 2016. The purpose of the Panel is to advise CMS on the clinical integrity of the Ambulatory Payment Classification groups and their associated weights under the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system. The HOP Panel also advises CMS on hospital outpatient therapeutic services supervision issues. Note that this meeting will be conducted only via teleconference and webcast; details on participating will be posted approximately one week prior to the meeting on the CMS website.   The deadline for submitting presentations and comments for the agenda is January 29, 2016.