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Medicare's 2015 Final Rule Released; ASCA Efforts Result in Victories for ASCs
October 31, 2014
CMS released its final 2015 ASC payment rule today. ASC payment rates will increase by 1.4 percent in 2015, while HOPDs will receive a 2.2 percent increase.

EHR Stakeholder Group Meets in Chicago
October 31, 2014
Over the past year, this group has identified electronic health record (EHR) standards that would be appropriate for the workflow of ASCs.

ASC-8 FAQs Now Available on ASCA’s Web Site
October 30, 2014
ASCA has compiled answers to the most common questions about NSHN enrollment, data collection and data reporting for ASC-8.

Survey Respondents Report Increasing Value in their ASCA Memberships
October 29, 2014
The results are in, and based on the responses that we received to ASCA’s 2014 membership survey, you are overwhelmingly pleased with the services and support that ASCA is providing.

Special Thanks to This Year's Top Supporter Members
October 28, 2014
ASCA would like to thank all of our 2014 Supporter Members for their dedication and commitment to the ASC community.

Last Chance to Sign Up for Q3 of ASCA Benchmarking
October 27, 2014
There is still time to purchase a subscription and submit your data for the third quarter (Q3) of the 2014 ASCA Benchmarking Program. The data collection period for Q3 closes on Friday, October 31.

DEA Clarifies Disposal of Controlled Substances Rule
October 23, 2014
Practitioners should continue to properly record, store and destroy “drug wastage” in accordance with federal, state and local laws.

Read the Nov-Dec Issue of ASC Focus Magazine
October 20, 2014
Read the latest issue for a national fraud and abuse compliance update and tips on how to prevent embezzlement and avoid common coding and billing mistakes.

New Jersey Hosts Senator Cory Booker
October 16, 2014
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) spoke in New Jersey about how ASCs can and should be part of the solution to reducing health care costs.

LifeCare Flexible Intravenous Solutions by Hospira, Inc. Recalled
October 15, 2014
Hospira, Inc. announced the voluntary recall of certain lots of several products in its LifeCare line of flexible intravenous solutions due to the potential for leakage.



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