Legislative priorities included the value of ASCs and the benefits to the Medicare program
St. Louis, October 24, 2019 – National Medical Billing Services, a national healthcare revenue cycle management company that specializes in servicing ambulatory surgery centers and their affiliated surgeons, participated in ASCA’s Advocacy Day, meeting with a total of six legislators from Nebraska, Missouri, and Arkansas. This program helps ASCA members build relationships with the policymakers who make the decisions that directly impact the ASC community and its patients.
“Changes in policies and laws are constantly under consideration and many of them have the potential to significantly affect ASCs,” said Lisa Rock, President, National Medical Billing. “That is why we are active in advocating on behalf of the industry.”
ASCA’s legislative priorities included:
• Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality and Access Act of 2019 (H.R. 4350) – will amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modernize payments for ambulatory surgical centers under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
• Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act (H.R. 1570/S.668) – waives Medicare coinsurance requirements with respect to colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of the code billed for a resulting diagnosis or procedure.
“There was genuine interest and support in our conversations,” said Kelsey Moore, Regulatory Affairs Specialist.