Archive The New ASC Payment System 2008

General Surgery's Promise

Lap chole is at long last approved. Adding it and other procedures to your case mix could result in added returns.

Catherine Meredith


Administrators at facilities that perform general surgery have a few reasons to smile when they review Medicare's new ASC payment system. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the long-awaited and oft-lobbied-for procedure, finally joins the approved ASC list. The four-year transition to the fully implemented rates will also let centers turn a profit on some already approved procedures. If general surgery is a staple of your ASC, you'll want to review Medicare's payment system for new revenue opportunities. Here's a start.

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