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A new era for ASC partnerships — How to optimize payer & patient relationships (beckersasc.com) The days of easy negotiations for ambulatory surgery centers to make significant year-over-year increases are in the past. However, there is some good news: increased awareness of the ASC business model allows owners and operators to have deeper discussions with payers.
Robbinsville Police Department installs medicine drop box at headquarters for unused prescriptions (nj.com) The Robbinsville Police Department has installed a new "Medicine Drop Box" at its headquarters in an effort to dispose of dangerous and addictive prescription medication.
AAMC Responds to Ways and Means’ Discussion Draft (aamc.com) The AAMC Dec. 19 submitted comments on the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health’s discussion draft, the Hospital Improvements for Payment (HIP) Act of 2014. The draft legislation would address the “two-midnight” policy, create a new “hospital prospective payment system” (HPPS) for hospital short-term stays, and enact Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC) reform. The legislation also includes numerous hospital reform policy priorities introduced by House Ways and Means Committee members during the 113th Congress.
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