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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Physician services and ambulatory surgical centers (4)

Physician services and ambulatory surgical centers (4)

February 26, 2009

The Congress should increase payments for ambulatory surgical center (ASC) services in calendar year 2010 by 0.6 percent. In addition, the Congress should require ASCs to submit to the Secretary cost data and quality data that will allow for an effective evaluation of the adequacy of ASC payment rates.

Topics: Ambulatory care settings.