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Studies Show Potential Savings for Site-Neutral Payments

Two recent studies, along with ongoing work by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), show considerable savings potential for policies that align reimbursement for certain outpatient services at the level of the lowest cost setting, such as in ASCs.

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ASCA Survey Shows Limited Service of Medicaid Beneficiaries

In mid-February, ASCA conducted its first 60-Second Survey of 2023 and asked questions on payer mix, specifically ASCs’ current service levels of Medicaid beneficiaries.

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Texas Health Surgery Center Wins Bernard A. Kershner Award

Texas Health Surgery Center in Arlington, Texas, received the 2022-2023 Bernard A. Kershner Innovations in Quality Improvement (QI) Award from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) of Skokie, Illinois, in the Surgical/Procedural Care category, according to a release.

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Bernard J. Tyson Award Now Accepting Applications

The Joint Commission in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, and Kaiser Permanente, headquartered in San Francisco, California, are now accepting applications for the 2023 Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity, according to a release.

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