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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Ambulatory surgical center services (3)

Ambulatory surgical center services (3)

February 27, 2003

Until the Secretary implements a revised ASC payment system, the Congress should ensure that payment rates for ASC procedures do not exceed hospital outpatient PPS rates for those procedures, after accounting for differences in the bundle of services covered.

Topics: Ambulatory care settings.