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Washington Update - Non-Essential CMS Guidelines COVID-19

Apr 27 2020

GLITCHES, DELAYS, & FRUSTRATION: UPDATE ON OBTAINING ACCESS TO NEW COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDS

Yesterday, OOSS reported that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that healthcare providers, including ASCs, will be eligible to receive grants from a newly available pool of COVID-19 relief funds.
OOSS Perspective 2020 Virtual Meeting

Apr 24 2020

OOSS Perspective 2020 Virtual Meeting

Bruce Maller, a well-respected industry expert and life-long friend of OOSS, will provide strategies, insight, and tools to help ASCs physician-owners and administrators lead their teams through change and plan for success in the new reality.
Washington Update - Non-Essential CMS Guidelines COVID-19

Apr 20 2020

RE-OPENING FACILITIES TO PROVIDE NON-COVID CARE DURING PHASE ONE, INCLUDING SURGERY CENTERS

These guidelines focus on issues that should be of concern to providers considering re-opening their practices and facilities if states and localities so permit.
Washington Update - Non-Essential CMS Guidelines COVID-19

Apr 20 2020

ACS, ASA, AHA, AORN ISSUE JOINT STATEMENT REGARDING RESUMING ELECTIVE SURGERY AFTER FIRST WAVE OF COVID-19

The Statement sets forth principles and considerations to guide physicians and facilities in their resumption of care in operating rooms and all procedural areas, including...
Washington Update - Non-Essential CMS Guidelines COVID-19

Apr 17 2020

FEDERAL GUIDELINES ESTABLISH CRITERIA FOR PROVIDING ELECTIVE SURGERIES DURING REOPENING OF ECONOMY

On Thursday evening, April 16, the federal government issued revised guidelines, Opening Up America Again, establishing three phases for reopening the economy. With respect to ambulatory surgery centers, the policy suggests that “elective surgeries can resume, as clinically appropriate, on an outpatient basis at facilities that adhere to CDC guidelines” once a state or region meets certain “gating criteria.”
Washington Update - Non-Essential CMS Guidelines COVID-19

Apr 13 2020

OPTIONS FOR YOUR ASC TO PROVIDE SERVICES UNDER CONTRACT WITH LOCAL HOSPITAL

CMS has also modified its rules regarding the option to convert ASCs to hospital status during the COVID-19 pandemic. View a summary of these changes.
Washington Update - Non-Essential CMS Guidelines COVID-19

Apr 10 2020

HHS announces $30B in grants to medicare providers, including ASCs

Today, April 10, 2020, the payments will begin to arrive via direct deposit to eligible providers. An email with the subject line "CARES Act Provider Relief Fund: Action Required" was sent this morning on behalf of HHS to eligible providers.
Washington Update - Non-Essential CMS Guidelines COVID-19

Apr 7 2020

CMS Issues Guidance for Surgery Centers Temporarily Enrolling As Hospitals During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

On April 3, CMS issued a Quality, Safety & Oversight memorandum QSO-20-24-ASC addressed to state survey agencies to provide guidance on processing applications from ASCs that are temporarily enrolling as hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Washington Update - Non-Essential CMS Guidelines COVID-19

Apr 1 2020

CMS announces accelerated payments for healthcare providers

On March 28, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it had expanded its Accelerated and Advance Program to provide financial relief to a broad group of Medicare suppliers and providers. This program will increase cash flow to providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ambulatory surgical centers ARE eligible for these payments.
CME PROPOSED 2020 ASC PAYMENT RULE

Sep 27 2019

OOSS Submits Comments to CMS: 2020 Proposed Payment Regulation

On September 27, OOSS submitted comments on behalf of ASCRS, the American Society of Retinal Specialists (ASRS), and the Society for Excellence in Eyecare (SEE) to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding its proposed 2020 ASC payment regulation.