Medicare updates rates for ASCs

As of Oct. 1, 2001, the following Medicare payment rates are effective for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs):

• Group 1 — $323;

• Group 2 — $433;

• Group 3 — $495;

• Group 4 — $612;

• Group 5 — $696;

• Group 6 — $806 ($656 + $150 for intraocular lens);

• Group 7 — $966;

• Group 8 — $949 ($799 + $150 for intraocular lens).