Multiple procedure payment reductions on certain diagnostic services for outpatient facility providers

June 1, 2021

Independence is updating its reimbursement position for outpatient facility providers for multiple procedure payment reductions (MPPR) for certain diagnostic services. This update does not affect outpatient facilities that are reimbursed using the ambulatory payment classifications methodology.

MPPR reimbursement methodology for outpatient facility providers

Effective September 1, 2021, MPPR guidelines apply to the following for facility providers:


Group A Group B Group C

Procedures with highest allowance




Each subsequent procedure




Learn more

Find more information on how certain diagnostic services are reimbursed under the MPPR guidelines in the Independence Claim Payment Policy #00.01.60f: Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction on Certain Diagnostic Services, which was posted as a Notification on June 1, 2021, with an effective date of September 1, 2021.

Refer to Attachment A of this policy document to see the list of CPT® codes for multiple reduction diagnostic services to which the methodologies described above applies.

To view this policy Notification, visit our Medical and Claim Payment Policy Portal.

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