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Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) subject to a reduction in Medicare outpatient payments in calendar year 2016 due to non-compliance with the ASC quality reporting program may appeal by submitting a reconsideration request by March 17, according to the American Hospital Association (AHA), which credits the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with this information.
Eligible ASCs that don’t meet all requirements for the ASC Quality Reporting program or don’t participate in the program will receive a 2 percentage point reduction of the annual payment update, the AHA said. About 95.9% of ASCs eligible to participate in the program met the criteria to receive a full payment update of negative 0.3% for calendar year 2016, CMS said. The annual payment update status for each ASC eligible for the program can be found at www.qualitynet.org. To submit a reconsideration request, go to http://bit.ly/1OwJmnL.