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CMS Streamlines ASC Patient Notice Rule

CMS has taken a small step to implement President Obama’s executive order instructing federal agencies to eliminate regulations that obsolete or overly burdensome to business.  On October 24, 2011 CMS published the final rule revising Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) conditions for coverage to allow patient rights information to be provided to the patient, the patient’s … Continue Reading

CMS Issues Proposed Changes to the Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System and CY 2010 Payment Rates

This proposed rule would update the revised Medicare Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System to implement applicable statutory requirements and changes arising from CMS’s continued experience with administrating that system. The proposed rule sets forth applicable relative payment weights and amounts for services furnished in ASCs, the specific HCPCS codes to which these proposed changes would … Continue Reading