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COVID-19 protocols could affect patient flow, timing

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Proposed Rule Aligns With ASCA Asks

ASCs can be optimistic about the 2021 proposed payment rule for ASCs and hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released last week. The tone of the rule was positive toward ASCs and a common thread running through was a recognition that physician decision-making is the best arbiter for determining the appropriate setting for beneficiary care.

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HIPAA Biannual Update

Since ASCA’s last update in January, healthcare organizations across the country posted 233 breaches of protected health information (PHI) affecting at least 500 individuals. Consistent with previous time periods, most of the breaches—86 percent—were caused by unauthorized access or hacking.

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Envision Supports Navajo Nation Fight COVID-19

Envision Healthcare Corporation of Nashville, Tennessee, owner of Amsurg, recently donated 45,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation, a health system in Arizona that serves the Navajo, Hopi and Southern Paiute tribes, according to an August 4 press release.

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