KARA NEWBURY | NOVEMBER 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2020 final payment rule for ASCs and hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) on November 1, 2019. The rule finalizes the addition of eight codes to the ASC-payable list, including total knee arthroplasty (TKA), which were previously not payable in the ASC setting.
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As part of ASCA's new Asked & Answered online series, Sundar Rajendran, MD, an anesthesiologist in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the past 20 years, discusses the use of nerve blocks for non-narcotic based postsurgical pain management.
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Regent Surgical Health of Westchester, Illinois, welcomed two veteran healthcare executives to its team and promoted one of its own, according to a November 6 press release.
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) in Skokie, Illinois, announced the appointment of new officers and election results for three new directors to its board of directors for 2020.