July 13, 2017

Do Medicare’s latest code changes help or hurt ASCs?

By: Leslie A. Flowers

Medicare is increasing approval of higher-acuity procedures performed in the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) setting, creating meaningful opportunities for ASCs. At the same time, however, a number of outpatient procedure codes have been deleted, reduced, or are packaged and considered all-inclusive in a case, without additional payment.

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