REGULATORY REVIEW: Medicare Payment Policy Advocacy for 2022 and Beyond


Medicare Payment Policy Advocacy for 2022 and Beyond

ASCA advocates for improved beneficiary access, industry stability

In early spring, ASCA Board President Michael Patterson and ASCA staff met virtually with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) staff responsible for payment policies in ASCs. During this meeting, ASCA representatives discussed payment policy changes needed to increase access to ASCs for Medicare beneficiaries and stop the divergence in payments between ASCs and hospital outpatient departments (HOPD). ASCA meets with these career staff at least annually. While it helps lay the groundwork for our advocacy efforts, achieving needed policy changes for our members requires much more than one meeting.

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