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ASCs Reduce Medicare Costs by More than $4 Billion Each Year

ASCA released a new analysis of Medicare payment data this week that shows performing outpatient surgery procedures in ASCs, instead of in higher-cost hospital outpatient departments (HOPD) from 2011 through 2018, saved Medicare $28.7 billion.


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Nebraska Changes Length of Stay Requirement

Come November 14, a revised length of stay requirement will take effect in Nebraska ASCs. Governor Peter Ricketts (R) signed LB 783 into law last month to make Nebraska the 29th state to successfully update its length of stay hours to match the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) length of stay requirement for ASCs.


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Surgery Center of Fairfield County Wins AAAHC Award

The Surgery Center of Fairfield County of Trumbull, Connecticut, won the Bernard A. Kershner Innovations in Quality Improvement Award. The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) of Skokie, Illinois, gives out the award to recognize AAAHC-accredited organizations that successfully implemented meaningful changes in their operations to enhance quality of care, patient safety and overall efficiency.



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