Empire amends it’s Site of Service (SOS) reduction values from time to time to align with the annual updated list published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Empire’s SOS Reduction listing shows the percentage amount that we use for reducing physician reimbursement for selected procedures, when performed in a hospital inpatient, outpatient, emergency room or ambulatory surgical care facility


Effective April 1, 2019, we will be updating our SOS values to align with CMS’ Region 2 RBRVS calculations for 2018. To view the SOS Reduction listing for the 2018 values, please visit go to empireblue.com/provider/ Select “Find Resources in New York” >Provider Home > Site of Service (SOS) Reductions and view the percentages listed in the right hand column.

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March 2019 Empire Provider Newsletter