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IASCA Comments on ASC & Outpatient Payment Rule

posted: September 28, 2018

Earlier this summer, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule on ASC and hospital outpatient department (HOPD) reimbursement. The proposal contained a number of items that would be beneficial to the ASC industry at large, including the updating of alignment factors to be consistent with HOPDs.

In addition to these changes, CMS proposed to add additional codes to the ASC payable list. While total joint procedures were not among the proposed additions, IASCA enthusiastically supports adding procedures that are safely performed at the ASC site of care to the ASC payable list.

IASCA took the opportunity to comment on the proposed rule to ensure that the voice of Illinois ASCs was included in discussion of the rule, and to amplify our national association’s own voice.

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