CMS No Longer Requires ASCs to Have Radiologists
CMS removed the Conditions for Coverage provision in a new rule that was released in the pre-published final form titled "Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency and Burden Reduction." ASCA has long advocated for this change.
According to the report, the new language states: "If radiologic services are utilized, the governing body must appoint an individual qualified in accordance with State law and ASC policies who is responsible for assuring that all radiologic services are provided in accordance with the requirements of this section."
"We are pleased that CMS has responded to our request for a common sense policy pertaining to radiologic services in ASCs," said ASCA CEO William Prentice in the release. "We look forward to continuing an open dialogue with CMS to identify and remove other burdensome requirements that hinder our ability to serve patients in the most effective manner possible."
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