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BECKER'S ASC REVIEW CMS posts payments for ASCs vs. HOPDs — Medicare pays ASCs $359 less for colonoscopy, $1,092 less for knee arthroscopy CMS has paved the way for price transparency between ASCs and hospital outpatient departments with a new tool that reveals the average payments for select procedures in both settings. Texas GI group takes on PE partner, forms management company Southlake-based Texas Digestive Disease Con- sultants found a private equity partner in Waud Capital Partners and formed e GI Alliance, a gastroenterology-facing practice management company. ASCs stand to benefit from several trends driving healthcare both locally and nationally. In this article, ECG Management Consultants Principal Naya Kehayes and Associate Principal Sean Hartzell discuss themes such as procedure migration, new payment models, payer consolidation, hospital investment in ASCs and how disruptive economic models will impact centers in the future. continued on page 30 continued on page 21 continued on page 11 5 trends ASCs should watch Inside the issue: ASCs to receive 2.1% increase in 2018 Medicare reimbursement: 6 things to know p. 25 Salary gap between ASC and hospital leaders narrows p. 11 Phishing scam hits Georgia Spine and Orthopaedics of Atlanta — 6 details p. 11 The new healthcare concepts that can drive ASC growth p. 12 Chicago ASC physician convicted in $3.5M billing fraud scheme: 5 things to know p. 26 200+ total joint replacement ASC in New Jersey opens new location: 4 things to know p. 19 Moody's: Envision could sell AmSurg for $3B- $3.5B – Will they? p. 16 7 ASC Administrators' key goals and challenges for 2019 January/February 2019 • Vol. 2019 No. 1 Becker's Hospital Review 10th Annual Meeting June 13-15, 2019 | Swissotel Chicago Keynotes from George Foreman, Bob Woodward, and Sarah Kliff Call 1.800.417.2035 or email, or REGISTER TODAY 230 + speakers, includ- ing 140 + spine and orthopedic surgeons and pain management physicians 1 7 th Annual Future of Spine + The Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference 38+ ARTICLES INSIDE INSIDE THE ISSUE

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