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Pick the Right EHR

Over the past 10 years, electronic health record (EHR) adoption across all hospitals has increased from less than 10 percent to 96 percent, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. From information about the ASC industry that I have seen, I estimate that adoption in ASCs, however, has been low: less than 10 percent.

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Provisions in 2019 Updates to Medicare Physician Payments

ASCA regulatory coverage primarily focuses on Medicare payments to ASCs—called the technical component or technical payment—which are outlined and updated each year by a proposed rule in the summer and a final rule in the fall.

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Focus on Members

Does your ASC have a senior adult age limit?

Terri Cochran

"In our facility, every patient is evaluated..."

—Terri Cochran, Orthopaedic Surgery Center

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Names in the News

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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AAAHC Releases Quality Roadmap 2018

A new report from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) of Skokie, Illinois, analyzes data from more than 900 accreditation surveys from 2017 to identify areas of high and low compliance, according to a November 13 press release.

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