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Assessing Ambulatory Service Centers
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In just a few months, a patient may walk into an ambulatory surgery center, pull up the organization’s quality metrics on his or her smartphone, and walk right back out. That’s because starting on October 1, 2012, a new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rule created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will require any Medicare-eligible ASC to submit reports on five quality measures or face a 2% payment reduction.