December 1, 2008

Medicare issues long-awaited ASC CfCs

By: OR Manager

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the long-awaited final revision of the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) conditions for coverage (CfCs) on Oct 30, 2008. The CfCs spell out the rules for ASCs participating in Medicare. They were issued as part of a larger rule that includes updates to the ASC and hospital outpatient payment systems and changes to the ASC list of covered procedures. The rule was scheduled to appear in the Nov 18, 2008, Federal Register.

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