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3 updates affecting ASC payment, collections

Here are three updates that could affect reimbursement and payment collection in ASCs:

The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association is backing new legislation that would affect how CMS handles payment and quality data for ASCs and hospital outpatient departments.

A federal judge ruled against the 2019 Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System final rule's site-neutral payment policy that reduced Medicare payments for off-campus clinic visits.

The American Medical Association unveiled the 2020 Current Procedural Terminology code set, which includes 394 changes to CPT codes and descriptors.

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