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Three things to know about 2023 ASC Medicare payments

Key takeaways on CMS’ proposed 2023 OPP and ASC payment rules.
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On July 15, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment (OPP) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment Systems Proposed Rule for calendar year 2023.

AGA, along with the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), have identified the following top three takeaways:

  • Slight increase in ASC payments

    The proposed ASC conversion factor increases 2.7% to $51.315 for ASCs that meet quality reporting requirements.

  • Slight increase in facility fees payments

    Hospitals that meet quality reporting requirements also receive a 2.7% proposed increase, which translates to $86.785 – a stark difference than the ASC payment.

  • 18% cuts to some motility and G-tube codes

    Hospital outpatient facility payments for motility codes 91117 and 91122 and G-tube codes 43761-43763 could decrease by 18% due to proposed changes to their Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) family.

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