The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is proposing historic changes as a result of President Trump’s recent Executive Order on price and quality transparency that lays the foundation for a patient-driven healthcare system.
CMS issued 2 proposed rules that would update Medicare payment and policies for doctors and other clinicians who treat Medicare patients in calendar year 2018 & that updates payment rates and policy changes in the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment Systemand Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System.
By Jeffrey Brady MD – Each year, about 23 million surgical procedures are performed in ambulatory surgery centers, or ASCs. It’s easy to understand why. For instance, procedures such as cataract surgery, tonsillectomy, knee repair, or endoscopic procedures are less intensive than major surgeries and don’t require a hospital stay.
CMS released the Calendar Year 2016 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System policy changes, quality provisions, and payment rates final rule with comment period on October 30, 2015.
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