The ASC VIP Report to Congress was authorized under Section 3006(f) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Pub. L. 111-148), enacted on March 23, 2010, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Pub.
View the ASC procedures and payment amounts grouped by the Core-Based Statistical Area (BSA) code. See the 'Urban Area/State Code' and be sure to select the appropriate BSA to view fees for your facility.
Files are listed by Core Based Statistical Areas (CBS As), which are listed below for each county. The January 1, 2019, ASC Fee Schedule is available and can be downloaded using the links provided here.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Aug. 4, 2020, published the Calendar Year (CY) 2021 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (Opus) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System Proposed Rule. Among notable changes, CMS proposes to pay Average Sales Price (ASP) minus 28.7 percent for 340B drugs; change the expansion exception process for a subset of physician-owned hospitals, expand the prior authorization process to include two new categories of services reimbursed under the Opus; and eliminating the Inpatient Only list.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Aug. 4, 2020, published the Calendar Year (CY) 2021 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (Opus) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System Proposed Rule. Among notable changes, CMS proposes to pay Average Sales Price (ASP) minus 28.7 percent for 340B drugs; change the expansion exception process for a subset of physician-owned hospitals, expand the prior authorization process to include two new categories of services reimbursed under the Opus; and eliminating the Inpatient Only List.
Because of the public health emergency (PHE), CMS plans to implement the rule 30 days after it is finalized instead of the standard 60-day period. CMS concluded that the list is not necessary to identify services that require inpatient care because of changes in medical practice, including new technologies and innovations.
Beginning with 2021, CMS proposes to eliminate the IPO list over three calendar years, starting with the removal of 300 musculoskeletal-related services in 2021. CMS also proposes to continue the two-year exemption from site-of-service claims denials and recovery audit contractor referrals for services removed from the IPO.
Given the significant surge in the number of newly removed services because of the proposed elimination of the IPO, CMS requests comments on whether the two-year exemption is still adequate. CMS adopted a policy to pay average sales price (ASP) minus 22.5 percent for 340B-acquired drugs, including when furnished in nonexcepted off-campus provider-based departments (Pads) paid under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS).
CMS does propose to revise and codify previously finalized administrative procedures, clarify requirements, and expand the review and corrections process to further align and reduce the burden for the two programs. Last year, CMS finalized a proposal to establish a process through which hospitals must submit a prior authorization request for a provisional affirmation of coverage before a covered outpatient service is furnished to the beneficiary and before the claim is submitted for processing.
The change applied to five categories of services: blepharoplasty, botulinum toxin injections, panniculectomy, rhinoplasty, and vein ablation. This year, the agency proposes to expanded prior authorization requirements for two additional services: cervical fusion with disc removal and implanted spinal neurostimulators to curb unnecessary utilization.
CMS instituted the proposal based on its authority to restrict unnecessary increases in the volume of covered services. In September 2019, a federal district court sided with hospital plaintiffs, ruling that CMS lacked statutory authority to implement the change.
Use the ASC Payment Group Rates by MSA file (from the Ascot dropdown menu below) to determine the rate for the MSA Code from step 1 and the ASC Payment Group from step 2. Note: This file is no longer updated; for historical purposes only.
The effective and termination dates refer to application of the group assignment. Any multiple lines for a CPT code due to group changes will be in date order, the oldest first.
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Fee-For-Service Provider Billing Manual …… Ambulatory Surgical Centers (Asks); …… REVISION DATES: 1/11/ 2019; 4/13/2018; 3/20/2018; 3/12/2014; 2/21/2014 …… NOTE: Historically AHC CCS used an Grouper system for pricing which is no longer. Jun 5, 2018 … OSU Center for Health & Healing … CCO 2.0: Cost Policy Option ….
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But, if it’s advantageous for you, at least push mayors to acknowledge the new payment rates are a fair baseline from which to negotiate. “If they pay you based upon 2007 rates … then you’re accepting less from that mayor than you are Medicare, so essentially a governmental program is subsidizing a private mayor,” says Elizabeth Small wood, Cape, vice president, contracting and reimbursement, for Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners, and a former director of contracting for Human of Ohio, with experience working for Aetna, and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Add together the figures you derived in step four for all the procedures that fall under each of the groupers. Add together the estimated volume of cases you anticipate performing that fall under each of the groupers.
Repeat the process described earlier for the nine groupers and you have your default rate. With so many potential new cases, likely with a wide range of reimbursement, to add to this default rate, you might wonder if you could potentially set a default reimbursement rate that’s too low.
If you intend to perform many of these cases, you may find that your default rate is very high and draws questioning from the mayor. For those mayors that have remained true to the groupers (such as small regional plans), they have likely placed these procedures into the default category.
Note: Look for more than 30 other tips to help you with CMS and third-party mayor reimbursement challenges in the Sept./Oct.