Legislative Updates

On July 18, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") published its proposed rule for 2012 payment rates and policies for ASCs and Hospital Outpatient Departments ("HOPDs"). Under the proposed rule, CMS projects that ASCs would receive a 0.9% update to their...

On June 29, 2011, Congressman Cory Gardner R-4th district met with physicians, ambulatory surgery center administrators, and board members of the Colorado Ambulatory Surgery Center Association to tour the Surgery Center of Fort Collins facility and discuss important ASC issues in the healthcare industry. [caption id=""...

As a condition of licensure by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Health Facilities Division (“DPHE”), all Colorado health care facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers, must comply with the financial responsibility requirements of the Health Care Availability Act (“HCAA”) (§ 13-64-301 et seq....

http://www.coloradocapitolwatch.com/bill-tracker-votes/0/942/2011/0/ CASCA's lobbyist, Mike Feeley, has developed a new bill tracking system for CASCA this year. The hyperlink above will direct any user to a unique website where we have identified bills which affect CASCA Members. The website identifies: 1) The bill number; 2)...

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