ancillary packaging

ancillary packaging

In US healthcare, a term of art for the consolidation of two or more ancillary services, supplies, drugs or other resources into fewer categories of procedures or medical visits for payment purposes.
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But a major differentiator for us is that we also provide ancillary packaging services like graphic design work for cartons and custom private labelling for our pouches.
Packaging is defined by the new ISPE Baseline[R] Guide for Packaging, Labeling and Warehousing Operations as filling the dosage form in the immediate container/closure system and other ancillary packaging.
Sony decided it made long-term sense to set up ancillary packaging systems on the West and East coasts, she said.
The APG system uses three techniques for grouping different services provided into a single-payment unit: significant procedure consolidation, ancillary packaging, and multiple significant procedure and ancillary discounting.
Ancillary packaging refers to the inclusion of certain ancillary services into the APG payment rate for a significant procedure or medical visit.
Ancillary packaging will allow the Medicare program to make a single payment for a well-defined package of ambulatory services, thereby creating a consistent definition of services across providers.
A visit-based APG PPS with significant procedure consolidation, uniform ancillary packaging, and multiple APG discounting would have many advantages over the current outpatient payment method, such as the following:
By modifying the level of significant procedure consolidation, ancillary packaging, and discounting, the incentives in the system can be altered in order to achieve specific policy objectives.
In addition, the combined payment effect of the aggregation of individual procedures and diagnoses into APGs, the significant procedure consolidation, the ancillary packaging, and the discounting will result in significant differences between the APG payment for an individual patient and the historical charges.
The charge-based weights are divided into the direct portion of the APG payment and the portion that results from the ancillary packaging.