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ASCA Successful in Pro-ASC Negotiations With CMS Over Proposed Payments

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CMS' 2015 proposed payment schedule for ambulatory surgery centers includes several points successfully negotiated by ASCA and the ASC community, according to an ASCA newsletter.

The pro-ASC inclusions in the proposal are:

  • The addition of 10 new spine procedures to the 2015 list of payable procedures.
  • Changing the definition of device-intensive ASC procedures to those assigned to any APC with a device offset percentage greater than 40 percent.
  • Making ASC 11: Improvement in Patient's Visual Function Within 90 Days Following Cataract Surgery a voluntary ASC Quality Reporting Program Measure.
To comment on the proposed rules, visit regulations.gov.

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