Medicare reimbursement changes for ambulatory surgery centers and remuneration to urological physician-owners.

@article{Strope2008MedicareRC,
  title={Medicare reimbursement changes for ambulatory surgery centers and remuneration to urological physician-owners.},
  author={Seth A. Strope and Stephanie D. Daignault and John M Hollingsworth and John T. Wei and Brent K. Hollenbeck},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2008},
  volume={180 3},
  pages={
          1070-4
        }
}
PURPOSE To decrease the cost of surgical care Medicare has introduced a new facility fee schedule for ambulatory surgical centers. This prospective payment system increases reimbursement for many urological procedures, while decreasing reimbursement for others. All stakeholders, including physicians, the Medicare program and hospitals, will be affected by these changes. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality State Ambulatory Surgery Databases we identified… CONTINUE READING
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