CON overhauls, payment changes & more: 5 regulatory changes for ASCs to know

Here are five legislative updates that could affect your surgery center:

A proposed Tennessee law would wholly phase out certificate-of-need laws over a five-year period if passed.

North Carolina legislators will have to consider an alternate way to pass certificate-of-need reforms after Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed their proposed budget.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists endorsed the bipartisan proposal "Protecting People from Surprise Medical Bills Act," HR 3502, written by Reps. Raul Ruiz, MD, D-Calif., and Phil Roe, MD, R-Tenn., with 70-plus additional co-sponsors.

The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association is backing The ASC Quality and Access Act of 2019, a proposal introduced on Sept. 17 that would affect how CMS handles payment and quality data for ASCs and hospital outpatient departments.

The Florida State Legislature passed HB 843 in June. ECG Management Consultants gave a rundown on how it affects pediatric care and length of stay in ASCs.

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