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PPACA Update: What Do Exchanges Mean for ASCs?

Here are four updates on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges enrollment and what this could mean for ambulatory surgery centers, according to a MediGain blog post.


•    3.3 million people have signed up for coverage through the exchanges
•    1.9 million people have selected plans through the federal exchange
•    1.4 million people have selected plans through state exchanges
•    Enrollment levels are at 75 percent of the overall goal

How are ASCs affected?

•    Some may be unexpectedly out-of-network
•    Insurance verification may reveal patients have not activated coverage by paying first premiums
•    Rising premiums may make it more difficult for patients to meet their financial responsibility

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