7 Things for ASC Leaders to Know for Monday
Here are seven things for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for September 30, 2013.
ASCA benchmarking program enrolls 600+ thus far; today is the last day to enroll for full year benchmarking data.
The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association and Voyance benchmarking program launched on Sept. 4 has exceeded anticipated enrollment levels. More than 600 surgery centers have subscribed to the entirely web-based program.
Regent Surgical Health forms new joint venture partnership.
ASC management and development company Regent Surgical Health has formed a joint venture partnership with the physician owners of Loveland (Colo.) Surgery Center. The surgery center has a license for extended overnight patient stays.
Surgical Center of Greensboro files Con for new $23M facility.
The Surgical Center of Greensboro (N.C.) has filed a certificate of need application for a $23 million building, which would consolidate its two existing facilities. The Surgical Center of Greensboro is managed by Surgical Care Affiliates.
Puget Sound Surgical Center adds bariatric surgeon.
Jedediah A. Kaufman, MD, has joined the medical team at Puget Sound Surgical Center in Edmonds, Wash. Dr. Kaufman will perform advanced laparoscopic bariatric and general surgery at the facility.
Gastroenterologist ACO participation on the rise.
In 2012, an estimated 17 percent of gastroenterologists were involved with an accountable care organization, according to a Medscape report. This year 26 percent of gastroenterologists are involved with an ACO or plan to join one.
MD Laser Surgery Centers earns Joint Commission accreditation.
MD Laser Surgery Center in Columbia, Md., has earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval. The surgery center focuses on dermatologic and endovenous procedures.
NASS urges CMS to reconsider physician fee schedule changes.
The North American Spine Society has sent a letter to CMS commenting on the Notice of Proposed Rule Making on Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule, Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule & Other Review to Part B. The revisions would lower payment for more than 200 codes. NASS urges CMS to not implement the changes.
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