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Reimbursement News In Brief

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Ambulatory surgery center update: Proposed notice revising the surgical procedure list allowing use in the ASC setting "is in clearance now and...will be published shortly," CMS Hospital & Ambulatory Policy Group Director Elizabeth Richter states at MDMA's annual reimbursement meeting in Washington, D.C. Nov. 10. The Government Accountability Office is tasked with completing a study by Jan. 1 examining the feasibility of using outpatient claims data as a basis to set ASC payment rates. CMS is mandated under MMA to revise the ASC system between 2006 and 2008 (1"The Gray Sheet" May 24, 2004, p. 23)...

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