Ambulatory Surgery Center Update – Ophthalmology Management

Unlike other types of Medicare reimbursement, payments to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) for cataract surgery have been relatively stable since they were introduced in 1982. Reimbursement updates have included modest annual increases, but the regulatory environment has offered few surprises. This period of stability may end sometime in the next few years as Medicare revises ASC guidelines to accommodate new payment rates and new prosthetic devices.

This article was published in Ophthalmology Management, and was written by Corcoran’s President, Kevin Corcoran, COE, CPC, CPMA, FNAO, and Senior Consultant Mary Pat Johnson, COMT, CPC, COE, CPMA . To view the entire article, click on the link below:

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