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Quality Reporting Preview Reports Available
July 31, 2015
The October 2015 ASC Public Reporting Preview Reports are now available through the QualityNet Secure Portal for participating facilities.

New Tool Helps ASCs Determine Quality Reporting Program Status
July 30, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed a new page that provides multiple Status Listing Lookup Tools.

What Procedures Should Be Added to the Medicare List for ASCs?
July 23, 2015
ASCA is conducting a brief survey to determine which procedures should be added to the list of ASC payable procedures for 2016.

Detailed Analysis of 2016 Proposed ASC and Physician Payments Rules
July 16, 2015
As promised in the initial rule release, a more in-depth analysis of the 2016 Proposed ASC Payment Rule is now available.

Compliance: From the QA Meeting to the Board Meeting
July 16, 2015
Learn how to create compliant, informational and easy-to-use agendas and minutes for your ASC’s Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) meetings.

2016 Physician Payment Rule Released
July 9, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its proposed rule that updates payment policies and rates under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) for 2016.

ASC Focus August Preview: Spine Procedures in ASCs
July 8, 2015
Multiple codes are often associated with one spine case. But in its ASC 2015 payment rule, CMS approved some codes and not others.

Quality Reporting Alert
July 7, 2015
All Medicare-certified ASCs must submit quality reporting data to CMS on five measures (ASC-6 through ASC-10) by August 15 or risk a two percentage point reduction in their 2016 annual payment update.

2016 Proposed Medicare Payment Rates Released
July 1, 2015
If the proposed rule were to be finalized as drafted, ASCs would see an effective update of 1.1%. HOPDs would see an effective update of 1.9%.

ICD-10: Is Your ASC Really Ready?
July 1, 2015
The ICD-10 go-live date is October 1. That's less than 100 days away! Register for ASCA's next webinar on Thursday, July 9 at 1:00 pm ET to learn more.




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