Hysterectomy is the second most common procedure performed for women in the United States. Laparotomy followed by inpatient hospitalization has been the traditional surgical approach. A recent report suggests that fewer women are opting for traditional procedures.
CMS did not propose to add new measures to the Ambulatory Surgery Center Quality Reporting Program for 2018 or 2019 payment determinations, the ASC Association said. However, the agency proposed that seven measures be added for 2020 payment determinations for ASCs and hospital outpatient departments.
Our new surgeon wants to do total joints in our facility. (He read your article. Thanks, and I am being sarcastic!) We just cannot do these on all these old, sick patients, and it is going to make us fail!
Under ACA, is ambulatory surgery coverage required?
March 4, 2016
Distressed. Alarming. Shortsighted. Troubling. These words are being used to describe a new trend of employers offering healthcare coverage that excludes outpatient surgery in all settings: hospitals, surgery centers, and surgeons’ offices.