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Government Affairs Update: ASCA Answers Questions about Medicare’s 2019 Quality Reporting Requirements

In response to questions ASCA has already received regarding compliance with Medicare’s 2019 ASC quality reporting program, ASCA has posted a new FAQ document on its website. This is just one of several free resources ASCA is making available to both member and nonmember ASCs on this topic.

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CMS posts payments for ASCs vs. HOPDs

Published by Becker's Hospital Review

CMS has paved the way for price transparency between ASCs and hospital outpatient departments with a new tool that reveals the average payments for select procedures in both settings.

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Free Infection Prevention and Control Resources From CDC and Joint Commission

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The Joint Commission have released new infection control resources tailored specifically for podiatry, orthopedic and pain management settings, as well as a new electronic fillable checklist for other ambulatory care settings. The guides feature key recommendations such as infection prevention and control program and infrastructure information, education and training, safe injection practices, medical device reprocessing, environmental cleaning, as well as real-life scenarios and helpful checklists.

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ASCA Reports CMS considers reducing 'burdensome' ASC, HOPD requirements

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule to relieve burden on health care providers by “removing unnecessary, obsolete or excessively burdensome Medicare compliance requirements for healthcare facilities.” CMS estimates that these proposed changes would collectively save health care providers an estimated $1.12 billion annually.

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Pulling the Thread-The Tip of the Iceberg

A Credentialing Nightmare

The attached article written by Jack Collins of the Montgomery Surgery Center, depicts what can be uncovered during the credentialing process and how important the process is.

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