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How the CMS final rule will affect orthopedic ASCs: 5 key notes

On Nov. 2, CMS received the 2018 final payment rule, providing a 1.2 percent increase in ASC reimbursement next year. The final rule also addressed several issues pertaining to orthopedic procedures in ASCs, including total joint replacements and spine procedures. Here are five ways the final rule will affect orthopedic ASCs, according to guidance from ASCA: 1. […]

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Medicare Payment Rates for ASC’s will Increase in 2011

Just announced in November, Medicare payment rules for Ambulatory Surgery Centers will increase by 0.2% next year.  This is good news for ASC’s compared to the original proposal of 0% increase. Here is a link to a one page article titled: Medicare Raises ASC Rates 0.2%, HOPD Rates 2.35% in 2011  We will keep you […]

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The Storm is Approaching. What Would you do?

It’s a CMS Condition for Coverage for ASC’s to have written disaster preparedness plans.  Besides, it makes good sense to be ready before the storm hits anyway. Where are the flood zones?  Who must evacuate?  Where at evacuation centers located?  Will you or your facility have a role to play during a hurricane or its […]

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