September 1, 2007

ASC pay plan better, but still falls short

By: OR Manager

Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) see pluses and minuses in Medicare's final rule for a revised ASC payment system, released July 16. The new system, mandated by Congress to take effect by Jan 1, 2008, will for the first time base ASC payments on the hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS).

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