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Medicare Sequestration Cuts Suspended Until End of Year

On April 14, President Joe Biden signed H.R. 1868 into law. This legislation will extend the suspension of 2 percent sequestration cuts to Medicare reimbursement through the end of the year.

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CMS Changes to Payable Lists Causes Confusion

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services made significant changes to the surgical codes that can be performed in hospital outpatient departments and ASCs in the calendar year 2021 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)/ASC final payment rule.

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Business News

Regent Surgical Health Partners With Ascension Capital

Regent Surgical Health, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and Nashville, Tennessee, will be the exclusive national partner for ASC development for Ascension Capital, a nonprofit and Catholic health system, according to a March 4 press release.

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Names in the News

The Joint Commission Returns to Unannounced Onsite Surveys

Over the last nine months, The Joint Commission of Oakbook Terrace, Illinois, delayed its traditional onsite survey activity due to the restrictions and strain on the healthcare system caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a March 10 press release.

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