Month: November 2014

CMS Releases Final CY 2015 ASC Payment Regulation: Slightly Improved Update

November 3, 2014

On October 31, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final CY 2015 payment rate regulation for hospital outpatient departments (HOPD) and ambulatory surgery centers (ASC).  The highlights for ophthalmic ASCs: The 2015 rate proposal again contemplated an inflation update for ASCs based upon the Consumer Price Update –Urban (CPI-U), minus a…

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