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Letter to Secretary Price Re: Inflationary Update Measure for ASCs

Letter from 24 Members of Congress to HHS Secretary Tom Price asking him to use his statutory authority to move ASCs from the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) to the hospital market basket. #CongressionalOutreach

5.26.2017 ASC Ltr to Price.pdf


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Commercial Insurance Cost Savings in ASCs

A review of commercial medical-claims data found that U.S. healthcare costs are reduced by more than $38 billion per year due to the availability of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) as an appropriate setting for outpatient procedures. #CongressionalOutreach #StudyorWhitePaper #Grassroots

ASC Cost Savings Study.pdf


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National ASC Day 2013 Toolkit

Sponsor an event at your ASC provides an excellent opportunity to acquaint policy makers, the residents of your community and local media with your ASC and all of the benefits that ASCs provide. #ASCOpenHouseDay #Guide #CongressionalOutreach #Grassroots #ToolKitorWorksheet

National ASC Day Toolkit_20130711.pdf


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ASC Facility Invite Letter Template

Dear Representative/Senator XXX:I am the [insert title] for the [insert ASC]. Our ambulatory surgery center (ASC) provides the highest quality surgical care at far less cost to patients and the Medicare program than do hospital outpatient departments. #CongressionalOutreach #ASCChampions ...

ASC Facility Invite Letter Template.docx


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Inclusion of ASC encounters in calculating eligibility for the HITECH EHR Incentive Program

ASCA sent a letter to CMS expressing concern over the inclusion of ASC patient encounters in determining whether physicians are “meaningful users” of EHRs under the CMS HITECH EHR incentive/penalty program. #CongressionalOutreach

MEANINGFULuseLETTER.pdf


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House Letter Seeks Change in Single Use Vial Policy

A letter signed by 16 Republican House members is seeking modification of a CMS guideline prohibiting the multiple use of vials labeled for single use. #CongressionalOutreach

House Letter Seeks Change in Single Use Vial Policy.pdf


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Senate Letter to CMS Requests Data on ASC Conversions

This week thirteen United States Senators sent a letter to CMS seeking data on the recent trend of ASCs being purchased and converted to hospital outpatient departments. #CongressionalOutreach

Senate Letter to CMS Requests Data on ASC Conversions.pdf


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ASCA Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Colorectal Screening

ASCA announced today their support for the recently introduced bipartisan legislation (H.R. 4120), sponsored by U.S. Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15). The legislation would correct an oversight in current law that requires Medicare beneficiaries to cover the cost of their co-payment for a ...

ASCA Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Colorectal Screening.pdf


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Administrative Simplification Provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA)

Establishes that the standards and associated operating rules adopted by HHS shall, among other things, require minimal augmentation by paper or other communication, describe all data elements (including reason and remark codes) in unambiguous terms, and prohibit additional conditions except...

Summary of ACA provisions for Administrative Simplification.pdf