Supply Chain Tip of the Week: Develop patient and provider awareness of the new CMS updates

Building and managing awareness of the shift in procedures offered by your ASC will be critical in attracting talent, supporting your current physician relationships, and ensuring your patients have the information they need to make the best decisions possible.

Much of the work here will involve dispelling myths about the end of the IPO list across multiple stakeholder groups.

  • Patients will need to understand that procedures performed in the ASC are no less safe and no lower in quality than those performed in inpatient settings.
  • Surgeons will need to understand that their fee is still billed to Medicare Part B, leaving their payment independent of the site of service.
  • Internal hospital teams will need to understand how the shift in volume from inpatient to outpatient will affect operations, training, capital planning, cash flows, etc.

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