There is a major anesthesia provider shortage that has been and continues to impact ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), and which is driving up costs, Becker’s ASC Review November 29 reports. Meanwhile, reimbursements from payers are declining, straining ASCs’ ability to provide needed care.
Some highlights from the Becker’s article include:
Healthcare leaders note that Medicare will have to adjust its low reimbursement for anesthesia cases in order to ensure that outpatient surgeries remain competitive. They remain hopeful that ASCs’ ability to offer steady hours and continuous work will continue to attract anesthesia providers.Read More >>