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ASC Legislation to Help Level the Playing Field for Outpatient Surgery

In early November, elected officials in both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate introduced the Outpatient Surgery Quality and Access Act of 2021 (H.R. 5818 and S. 3132). Representatives John Larson (D-CT) and Devin Nunes (R-CA) introduced the legislation in the House and Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Bill Cassidy, MD, (R-LA) introduced it in the Senate.

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Analyzing CMS’ 2022 Final Medicare Payment Rule

In its 2022 final payment rule for ASCs and hospital outpatient departments, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized its proposal to reverse policy changes from the previous administration that added a significant number of codes to the ASC Covered Procedures List and began the process of eliminating the inpatient-only list, with a few modifications.

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Focus on Members

Have you created an infection control policy addendum specific to COVID-19?

Bonnie Ferguson

"Yes. Our teams drafted and implemented an extensive set of safety policies related to COVID-19 . . ."

—Bonnie Ferguson, RN, Surgical Care Affiliates

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Names in the News

Regent Surgical Appoints New CFO

Regent Surgical Health, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and Nashville, Tennessee, named Katie Turner as chief financial officer (CFO), according to a release. Turner is a healthcare executive who comes to Regent from Atlanta-based Sharecare.

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Business News

USPI to Acquire Interests in Nine ASCs from Compass Surgical Partners

United Surgical Partners International (USPI) of Dallas, Texas, a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, has entered into an agreement with Compass Surgical Partners of Raleigh, North Carolina, to purchase its ownership and management interests in nine ASCs, according to a release.

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