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Bohlke Joins HOP

Terry Bohlke

Last week, the Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invited Terry Bohlke, former president of the ASCA Board and vice president of Ambulatory Surgery Centers at Community Health Systems in Franklin, Tennessee, to serve on the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment (HOP).

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CMS Makes Changes to ASCQR Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made significant changes to the ASC Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program for 2019 and beyond, including the suspension of four outcomes measures that have been part of the ASCQR Program since its inception in 2012.

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HIPAA Biannual Update

Since ASCA’s last update in July, health care organizations across the country posted 163 breaches of protected health information (PHI) affecting 500 or more individuals. For the first time in two years a single type of breach, hacking or information technology (IT) incident, accounted for a majority (53 percent) of all breaches reported by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

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Florida Health Advisory Committee Includes Former ASCA Board President

David M. Shapiro, MD, CASC, former ASCA Board president and anesthesiologist at Red Hills Surgical Center in Tallahassee, Florida, has joined a 50-member Transition Advisory Committee on Health and Wellness in Tallahassee.

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