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Know Your Committees

A feature article in this month’s edition of ASC Focus highlights federal representatives that support the ASC community. Although a chamber passing a bill or the president signing one into law are certainly monumental steps, the work that these representatives do on the committee-level plays an important role in the legislative process.

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ASCA Releases Procedure List Survey Results

At a February meeting, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) officials asked ASCA representatives for codes that should be added to the ASC-payable list for 2020. In response, ASCA conducted a brief survey of its members, which wrapped up earlier this month.

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CMS, ONC Release New Regulations on EHI

On February 11, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) concurrently released two, long-awaited federal regulations addressing health information technology (HIT). The two rules seek to ease the flow of healthcare information, both from provider to patient as well as between providers, and add to a continually expanding regulatory framework governing electronic health information (EHI).

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Focus on Members

What does your ASC do to advocate for the ASC community?

Dianne Appleby

"Our facility has been active in our state association advocating for ASCs legislatively since..."

—Dianne Appleby, Menomonee Falls Ambulatory Surgery Center

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Names in the News

Pend Oreille Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Pend Oreille Surgery Center (POSC) LLC in Ponderay, Idaho, marks its 10th birthday on May 13, 2019. Inspired by two local physicians and constructed in 2008, POSC is the first and only physician-owned ASC in the two northern counties of Bonner and Sandpoint, providing patient care in orthopedics, podiatry, endoscopy and general surgery, according to a release.

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