7 Things for ASC Leaders to Know for Thursday
Here are seven things for ambulatory surgery center leaders to know for October 3, 2013.
PPACA exchanges open despite government shutdown.
The health insurance exchanges mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act opened for enrollment on Tuesday despite the government shutdown. CMS will be largely unaffected and the insurance marketplaces will operate as planned.
Medicare payments to slow if government shutdown is not resolved.
If the debt ceiling is not raised by Oct. 17, it is likely that Medicare payments will be slower. People will also be unable to cash their Social Security checks and veterans affairs benefits will be disrupted, according to a Podiatry Today report.
ASC Association of Illinois to meet regarding proposed CON rule changes.
The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association of Illinois encourages ASC leaders to come to a meeting for the discussion of proposed changes to the certificate of need rules. The discussion will be held in Springfield, Ill., on Oct. 10 during the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Licensing Board meeting.
Texas ASC Society sends letter to CMS.
Anthony German, the executive director of the Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society, has sent a letter for CMS commenting on the proposed ASC reimbursement rules for 2014. Mr. German expresses the society's support of adding procedures to the Medicare ASC-approved procedure list and of replacing the Consumer Price Index ASC payment update with same tool used to updated HOPD reimbursement.
Illinois review board approves Orland Park surgery center.
The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board has approved an Orland Park surgery center project proposed by Naser Rustom, MD. The board vote for approval was six to one.
Physicians' Capital Investments changes name to PCI | HealthDev.
Physicians' Capital Investments has announced that it has adopted the new name PCI | HealthDev as part of its strategy expansion initiative. The company focuses on medical facility development and construction, as well as asset and investment management for physicians, hospitals and healthcare providers.
Eye Surgical Center of Mississippi medical director's leadership profiled.
Brannon Aden, MD, managing partner and medical director of Mississippi Vision Correction Center and Eye Surgical Center of Mississippi, recently shared her thoughts on leadership in the Mississippi Business Journal. Her father William Aden, MD, founded the ophthalmology practice in 1974 and she joined in 2000.
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