ASCA Advocates for New Set of Priorities in Next COVID-19 Bill
Published: June 30, 2020
ASCA urges congressional leaders to include liability protections for ASCs, financial support so that patient coverage is not interrupted, access to affordable personal protective equipment and equal treatment of healthcare facilities and providers in the next package of legislation related to the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, the letter to Congress includes information from an ASC Quality Collaboration survey that shows that, in more than 84,000 procedures performed in ASCs during March and April, only 16 individuals tested positive withing two weeks of surgery. Further, all were asymptomatic before and during their procedure, and none of those instances have been definitively ascribed to the episode of care provided at the ASC.
Read the complete letter here.