What Does CMS’ Proposed Addition of PCI in ASCs Mean for Hospitals?

Partner News | Published: Thursday, September 19, 2019 6:00 am


The outpatient migration of cardiovascular procedures started in 2016 when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) added pacemaker implants to the list of approved surgical procedures for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). A new proposed CMS rule may clear the way for percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) to be performed in an ASC in 2020, creating financial uncertainty for hospitals regarding Medicare payment for the cardiology service line.

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