2014 Colorado Medicaid ASC Pilot Program
CASCA was fortunate to secure a $1 Million targeted rate increase pilot program with the CO Department of Health Care Policy and Finance (HCPF). The payments break down to a $500,000 increase for physician’s professional fees and a $500,000 increase for ASC facility fees. A CASCA workgroup was created to evaluate the ideal procedures to utilize for this project. The goal is to migrate procedures from the hospital setting to the ASC setting, which would have an end result of cost savings for the state even with a higher payment to the ASC and physician providing surgical services. The project began in November 2014 and will run until June 30, 2015. CASCA encourages every ASC to utilize this pilot program, as a successful project can help open the door for a wider scope project in the future!
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The CMS Center for Medicaid and State Operations/Survey and Certification Group released a memo March 5, 2010, regarding Revised Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Infection Control Surveyor Worksheets. Click here for the revised Infection Control Worksheets.
New CMS Regulations Information Available
What is an ASC? How does CMS now define “overnight stay”? What are the requirements for emergency preparedness? All this information and more:
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