CMS Proposes a New Rule That Would Shift Many Hospital Inpatient Procedures to ASCs
CMS is shaking things up again for hospitals.
In the latest proposed rule (published on 8/12/20), approximately 1,740 procedures from hospital inpatient care settings would shift to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) over a three-year transitional period, with total elimination of the IPO list by Calendar Year (CY) 2024.
What is the effect?
Hospital laboratories will see a reduction in inpatient test orders. Conversely, clinical laboratories will see an increase in test orders, especially as doctors transition to more outpatient procedures.
Why is this happening?
CMS wants to bring down healthcare costs by encouraging more price shopping and price transparency.
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