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Share questions and answers on issues impacting the ASC community in Maryland. (Members Only)
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Career Center

Career Center
Check out the various employment opportunities within field of ambulatory surgery care in Maryland.
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Resources

Resources
Keep up-to-date on regulations and best practices. Other helpful resources are compiled here for your convenience.
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Vendors

Vendors
Visit our online Vendor Directory and support fellow MASA member businesses that serve our ambulatory surgery centers.
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Welcome

The health care industry is constantly evolving and many forces are competing to guide and shape this process.  Working together to create opportunities helps all of us achieve our goals.

The mission of the Maryland Ambulatory Surgery Association is to ensure the choice of quality health care at cost effective rates.

There is strength in numbers and power in unity.  Competing interests in the health care industry are threatened by ambulatory surgery centers and the choice they provide to health care consumers.  This powerful opposition is well-equipped and continues to initiate policy adverse to freestanding surgery centers.  MASA can help you fight back.

Latest News & Info

09/18/2018

ASCA Reports CMS considers reducing 'burdensome' ASC, HOPD requirements

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule to relieve burden on health care providers by “removing unnecessary, obsolete or excessively burdensome Medicare compliance requirements for healthcare facilities.” CMS estimates that these proposed changes would collectively save health care providers an estimated $1.12 billion annually.

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09/11/2018

Pulling the Thread-The Tip of the Iceberg

A Credentialing Nightmare

The attached article written by Jack Collins of the Montgomery Surgery Center, depicts what can be uncovered during the credentialing process and how important the process is.

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08/03/2018

ASC Quality Compare Site Available

The Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program recently announced a new webpage, ASC Facility Compare Tool, designed to enhance the display of measure data from Hospital Compare. The ASC Facility Compare Tool allows the public to compare ASCQR Program quality measure information for the past payment year. Searches are available by city and state or ZIP code. Additionally, comparisons of up to three individually selected facilities, regardless of city, state or ZIP code, can be made by entering a facility’s National Provider Identifier (NPI).

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07/26/2018

2019 Proposed Medicare Payment Rule Released

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2019 proposed payment rule for ASCs and hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs).

In addition, CMS has addressed a number of long-requested ASCA priorities, including proposing to align update factors, moving ASCs to the hospital market basket that is used to update HOPD payments. Under the proposal, CMS would use the hospital market basket to update ASC payments for the five-year period of calendar year (CY) 2019 through CY 2023.

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Wed
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November 7, 2018
7:30AM-4:00PM

MASA's Annual Fall Conference

Sheraton Towne Center, Columbia, MD

Wed
14
2018
November 14-16, 2018

ASC Administrator Management Training

Druzy Plaza Hotel, St. Charles, Missouri

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