Episode 112 – ASC Podcast with John Goehle – CMS Survey Update, HOPD/ASC Rate Update, LGBTQ+ Patients, Contract Compliance, Recent Experiences and Administrator Bootcamp Announcement – August 23, 2020

On this information packed Episode of the ASC Podcast with John Goehle, we discuss the latest news including recent CMS guidance on the resumption of Survey Activities, provide an update on the draft CMS payment rule for ASCs and HOPDs, discuss LGBTQ+ patients, review contract compliance review requirements and announcing our new ASC Administrator Bootcamp program and in our focus segment discuss some recent experiences in our ASCs

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Downloads and Links Discussed During this Episode:

  1. CMS 2020 Proposed ASC/HOPD Rules:
    1. CY 2021 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System Proposed Rule (CMS-1736-P)
  2. CMS issued Guidance on August 17th “Enforcement Cases Held during the Prioritization Period and Revised Survey Prioritization”
    1. https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-20-35-all.pdf
  3. The Joint Commission has an ASC Specific COVID 19 Q&A webinar, a risk assessment, and other resources:
    1. https://www.jointcommission.org/covid-19/  
  4. Link to the State Associations Website List on the ASC Association Website:
    1. https://www.ascassociation.org/aboutus/relatedorganizations/stateassociations
  5. ASC Administrator Bootcamp Announcement:
    1. http://ascpodcast.com/asc-administrator-bootcamp/
  6. Patron Member (ASC Central)  Program now includes free access to some of our virtual conferences from 2020:
    1. For more information about membership, which includes many benefits for the busy ASC Executive, go to: http://ascpodcast.com/membership-information/

Other Resources from the ASC Podcast with John Goehle:

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Get a copy of John’s newest book – the 2020 Edition of The Survey Guide – A Guide to the CMS Conditions for Coverage & Interpretive Guidelines for Ambulatory Surgery Centers 

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