Avanza announces the addition of our latest team member, Jacqueline (Shen) Kim, as Director of Client Services. Jacqueline brings 15 years of healthcare and corporate consulting experience to the Avanza team. In her position, she will focus on areas that include internal and external communications, client relations and project coordination.
It was another month full of significant news reports and columns on outpatient services and ambulatory surgery. Avanza has selected 12 of the biggest stories from July on issues that include the CMS proposed payment rules, fraud and billing mistakes, hospital outpatient payments, new ASC approvals and double-booking surgeries.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued its 2018 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System proposed rule. Read about some of the highlights of the proposed rule, including possible significant changes to OAS CAHPS, the inpatient-only list, and the ASC and Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting programs.
June was a busy month for national and local stories on outpatient services and ambulatory surgery. The Avanza leadership team has handpicked 10 of the top reports on topics that include a surprising setting for provider growth, site neutrality, surgery center performance, risks of outpatient expansion, bundled care and certificate of need.