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Archive for November, 2014

CMS Issues 2015 Payment Rates for ASCs and Hospitals

Added 11.03.14

Medicare's final rule includes slight increases over proposed rates. ASCs will see a 1.4% increase in their Medicare reimbursements next year and hospital outpatient departments will get a 2.2% raise, according to the federal insurer's final rule on payments for calendar year 2015. Read the rest of this article from Outpatient Surgery Magazine and link to the CMS payment rates memo at: more...

Don’t Wait to Register for ASC-8

Added 11.03.14

Only 1 in 5 Medicare-certified ASC are ready to report flu vaccination data. It's officially flu season. The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) is urging surgery centers to register for ASC-8: Influenza Vaccination Coverage among Healthcare Personnel, one of the 10 the measures included in 2015 for Medicare's ASC Quality Reporting Program. ASCA says less than 1,000 of the more than 5,300 certified surgery centers have enrolled. ASCA is concerned because the online registration process with the National Healthcare Safety Network takes a month to complete. Read the rest of this article from Outpatient Surgery Magazine at: more...