ASC Industry News

Check out these articles for some of the latest hot topics in ASC Industry News:


What ASC execs expect from CMS, commercial payers next

CMS added hundreds of surgeries and procedure codes to the ASC payable list in 2021 and revealed plans to eliminate the inpatient-only list over the next few years. Administrators are paying close attention to how CMS rolls out new ASC approvals and whether commercial payers update their policies to follow suit.

Source: Becker’s ASC Review


A look at the health care supply chain a year into the pandemic

In this update to his September 2020 blog post, Mike Schiller, senior director of supply chain for the AHA’s Association for Health Care Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM), discusses the past, present and future state of the health care supply chain a year into the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: American Hospital Association


How bundled payments are changing the market

The success of bundled payments hinges on a variety of factors — some ASC leaders are wary, while others have found success in value-based payments. Four healthcare leaders spoke with Becker’s ASC Review on how value-based care is affecting their practices.

Source: Becker’s ASC Review


Shifting PCI Procedures to Outpatient Centers: Safety First?

Regulators are on board and the reimbursement is there, but should more complex percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures be shifted from a traditional hospital setting to an ambulatory surgical center (ASC)?

Source: MedPage Today


Elective surgery at an outpatient surgery center is the new trend

Nowadays, surgeries do not need to be performed only in a hospital setting. Choosing an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) for outpatient, same day surgeries can offer less waiting, better parking, a more pleasant, comforting experience and usually cost savings. Also, there is less likelihood of contracting hospital-acquired illnesses, so ambulatory surgery centers can be a safer option too, especially in a pandemic.

Source: TAPintoWayne

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