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Value-Based Payment Rules May Be Bound for AMCs
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Centers that perform cataract, endoscopy, colonoscopy, and laser eye surgery could soon be paid on the basis of quality measures under a plan unveiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Medicare beneficiaries are increasingly receiving services at ambulatory surgical centers, whose numbers are growing by nearly 4% a year, to 5,175 in 2008.