CMS' ASC policy? 'D-': Why 1 executive says Medicare reimbursement needs work

Tara Quinton, BSN, RN, director of surgical services at Oklahoma City-based SSM Health's St. Anthony Hospital, joined Becker's to discuss CMS financial policies for ASCs.

Question: If you had to grade CMS' ASC policy in the last five years, what would it be and why?

Tara Quinton: I would give them a "D-." ASCs are such a great environment for so many cases, and the reimbursement should be the same for ASCs as it is for hospitals for the same procedures. This could be a huge cost savings for patients and the federal government

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