2024 CMS ASC Rule Comments

The Honorable Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Administrator
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Department of Health and Human Services
Attention: CMS-1772-P
Mail Stop C4-26-05
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850

Via online submission at www.regulations.gov

Re: Medicare Program: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs

Dear Administrator Brooks-LaSure:

We appreciate this opportunity to submit comments on behalf of five leading ophthalmology organizations with regard to CMS-1772-P, Medicare Program: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; Organ Acquisition; Rural Emergency Hospitals: Payment Policies, Conditions of Participation, Provider Enrollment, Physician Self-Referral; New Service Category for Hospital Outpatient Department Prior Authorization Process; Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating. Collectively, the members of our societies are responsible for performing the vast majority of all ophthalmic surgical procedures performed in the US, most of which, in the ophthalmic ASC setting.

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