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Mass. Report Shows Wide Disparity in Hospital Payments for the Same Services

Lawmakers and healthcare leaders seek more uniform pricing to contain costs statewide.

Posted 06/02/11 | 2 comments

MedPAC Recommends 0.5% Rate Hike for ASCs, 1% Bump for HOPDs in 2012

Annual report to Congress also calls for quality and cost reporting by ASCs.

Posted 03/16/11 | Post a comment

MedPAC to Recommend 0.5% Payment Update for ASCs in 2012

Panel also wants Congress to require cost and quality data reporting from ASCs.

Posted 01/14/11 | Post a comment

OIG Uncovers Nearly $7M in Potential Improper Medicare Payments to ASCs

CMS plans to recover $102,879 in confirmed improper payments and continue review.

Posted 01/10/11 | 1 comment

Medicare Raises ASC Rates 0.2%, HOPD Rates 2.35% in 2011

Final rule comment period lasts through Jan. 3, 2011.

Posted 11/03/10 | Post a comment

Hospital Industry Comments on CMS' Proposed 2011 Outpatient Payment Rule

AHA urges Medicare to adopt quality and cost reporting requirements for ASCs.

Posted 09/03/10 | Post a comment

ASC Industry Comments on CMS' 2011 Payment Update Proposal

ASC Advocacy Committee urges CMS to adopt hospital market basket and value-based purchasing program for ASCs.

Posted 08/31/10 | Post a comment

ASC Industry Urges CMS to Base Payments on Quality of Care

ASC Advocacy Committee supports value-based purchasing system in letter to HHS secretary.

Posted 08/04/10 | Post a comment

HHS Issues Final Rule on EHR Incentive Payments

Multi-phased, multi-year plan affects physicians and hospitals.

Posted 07/15/10 | Post a comment

CMS Proposes 0% Change in 2011 ASC Payment Rates

ACA-mandated productivity adjustment cancels out inflation update in proposed rule.

Posted 07/06/10 | Post a comment

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