On September 13, the AACU submitted a formal comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the proposed CY 2023 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System rule.

In our formal comments, the AACU advocated for CMS to:

  • Use the productivity-adjusted hospital market basket update to ASC payment rates
  • Ensure payment parity of ASC payment rates
  • Add C-APC 572 and the use of CY 2021 claims data
  • Work to ensure any remedy to the 340B program not adversely affect either proactively or retroactively ASC payment rates

Read the full letter.

Please reach out to Kristin Jimison, AACU Director of Legislative Affairs, if you have questions or would like more information.