CMS: No New Procedures Added to ASC List for 2012


CMS has proposed to add no new procedures to the list of ASC payable procedures for 2012. In contrast, CMS has proposed to add three procedures that have been removed from the inpatient-only list to the list of HOPD payable procedures in 2012.

The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) will continue to advocate that CMS improve its process for evaluating which procedures should be added to the ASC list so that Medicare patients can take advantage of the convenience and cost savings ASCs provide.


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