Connecticut Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers President: Include ASCs in Health Insurance ExchangeKen Rosenquest, president of the Connecticut Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers, recently published an article advocating surgery center inclusion in Connecticut's health insurance exchange on CT News Junkie.
Mr. Rosenquest argues that the state's HIE could realize a significant cost savings by including ambulatory surgery centers, where cost of care can be up to 50 percent less than in hospitals, according to the report. The current state framework for the HIE doesn't include ASCs.
"If we are going to tackle the skyrocketing costs of health insurance, and if healthcare reform is going to have any success, we can and must include every option for cost savings," wrote Mr. Rosenquest in the article. "That means including surgical centers and their services for coverage in any healthcare plan offered by the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange."
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