Read the article on Ambulatory Surgery Centers by USAToday and Kaiser Family Foundation which can be found at https://www.usatoday.

Read the article on Ambulatory Surgery Centers by USAToday and Kaiser Family Foundation which can be found at https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/03/02/medicare-certified-surgery-centers-safety-deaths/363172002/ (Links to an external site.)

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This article has resulted in renewed discussions regarding Ambulatory Surgery Centers which now outnumber hospitals.  

After reviewing the article answer the following questions: 

1. What is the professional society which lobbies on behalf of ambulatory surgery centers? 

1a. What is the organization’s most recent policy or lobbying brief? 

2. How many ambulatory surgery centers are there in New York’s 26th and 27th congressional districts

respectively?

3. Are physician -hospital joint ownership models allowable for ambulatory surgery centers in New York 

State and Texas?

A group of physicians has approached you as a recent HSA graduate about serving as a consultant to evaluate opening up a physician owned ambulatory surgery center in New York State. The potential owners would like you to research the following questions: 

4 . Outline the process for obtaining approval for opening up a physician owned ambulatory surgery center in New York State?

5. How are surgical procedures reimbursed for individuals with Medicare and Medicaid?

6. What types procedures are allowed to be performed in the center?

7. Who accedits ASCs?  

8. Becker’s Hospital Review had a listing of 100 ASC ratios, identify 20 that you recommend the physicians owners utilize and explain why the ratio was selected?

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