Colorado Medicaid ASC Pilot Program

CASCA workgroup was created to evaluate the ideal procedures to utilize for this project. The goal is to migrate procedures from the hospital setting to the ASC setting, which would have an end result of cost savings for the state even with a higher payment to the ASC and physician providing surgical services.


CASCA was fortunate to secure a $1 Million targeted rate increase pilot program with the CO Department of Health Care Policy and Finance (HCPF).


The payments break down to a $500,000 increase for physician’s professional fees and a $500,000 increase for ASC facility fees.


CASCA encourages every ASC to utilize this pilot program, as a successful project can help open the door for a wider scope project in the future!

Provider Bulletin Information

Details the codes and reimbursement rates for the professional fees & the facility fees

Medicare Article Archive

The CMS Center for Medicaid and State Operations/Survey and Certification Group released a memo March 5, 2010,
regarding Revised Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Infection Control Surveyor Worksheets.

New CMS Regulations Information

What is an ASC? How does CMS now define “overnight stay”? What are the requirements for emergency preparedness?

2009 Medicare Resources

Colorado Living Will

Physician Ownership Study

Michael Burgess’ Response to Health Affairs Article

Bergerson Article About Conditions of Coverage

Conditions For Coverage Redline Version

Memo for Wrong Surgery Performed on a Patient

Memo for Surgery on the Wrong Patient

Medicare Releases Proposed 2010 ASC Payments

U.S Living Will Registry

Growth in Medicare-certified ASCs 2000-2007

Craig Jeffries’ Response

April 2008 Update to the ASC Payment System

2009 ASC Rates and HOPD Rates

Stop Medicare Fraud

Memo for Surgery on the Wrong Body

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services