Hoping for 70%+ of HOPD rate

January 2007
Same-Day Surgery;Jan2007, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p4
Academic Journal
The article reports that the U.S. federal government can meet its budget neutrality requirements for the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) payment system and still pay ASCs 73 percent of the rate paid to hospital outpatient departments (HOPD), according to the Federated Ambulatory Surgery Association (FASA). INSET: In preparation for changes, ASC cuts 10% of supply costs.


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