How the CMS Final Rule will Affect Orthopedic ASCs: 5 Key Notes

On Nov. 2, CMS received the 2018 final payment rule, providing a 1.2 percent increase in ASC reimbursement next year. The final rule also addressed several issues pertaining to orthopedic procedures in ASCs, including total joint replacements and spine procedures. Here are five ways the final rule will affect orthopedic ASCs, according to guidance from…