Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued
the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Ambulatory Surgical Center Fee
Schedule, which included updates to payment policies, payment rates and
quality provisions for services furnished during the 2018 calendar year.
The 2018 reimbursement rates continue to place significant financial
pressure on providers of dialysis vascular access services in office-based
lab and vascular access center settings, while also significantly
decreasing the financial difference between providing such services in an
ambulatory surgery center.
To learn more about the rates and implications for service providers,
download a new white paper by McGuireWoods healthcare lawyers Jason Greis
and Jake Cilek titled “2018 Medicare Reimbursement Rates Make Deciding Whether to Convert a VAC or
OBL Into an ASC Even More Challenging