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HHS offers value-based purchasing plan for ASCs
Modern Healthcare

HHS has released a report to Congress that contains a plan to implement a value-based purchasing program under Medicare for ambulatory surgery centers. In the 33-page framework (PDF), the CMS said it will consider a phased-in time frame for implementing an ASC value-based purchasing program and that initial efforts could start with developing and measuring quality and establishing a quality-measure reporting program.