Becker's ASC Review

November/December 2021 Issue of Becker's ASC Review

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CMS finalizes 2022 rules with 255 procedures removed from ASC-payable list CMS finalized the Outpatient Prospective Payment System and ASC Payment System final rule for 2022, which, among other changes, halts the elimination of the inpatient-only list and removes 255 procedures from the ASC-covered procedures list. Staffing & supply chain: ASC leader's key winter concerns Staffing shortages amid COVID-19 surges and supply chain disruptions are two of the biggest upcoming concerns for ASCs. Nine administrators share their thoughts. Tenet Healthcare continues to bolster its surgery center business after its subsidiary United Surgical Partners International announced an October deal to buy a stake in nine ASCs, adding to a $1.1 billion deal to acquire another 45 ASCs by the end of 2021. continued on page 14. continued on page 20. continued on page 14. HOW USPI IS PULLING AHEAD OF COMPETITORS IN THE ASC INDUSTRY ASCs per capita in all 50 states p. 10 November-December 2021 • Vol. 2021 No. 9 INSIDE THE ISSUE: Will physician shortages threaten independent ASC ownership? p. 16 8 largest health insurers by revenue — UnitedHealthcare No. 1 at $257B p. 13 18% of healthcare workers have quit jobs during pandemic: Morning Consult p. 42 Why a patient traveled 1,300 miles for procedure at Oklahoma ASC p. 28 3 key trends driving ASC market growth p. 9 $300M Florida ASC expected to create nearly 600 jobs in 5 years p. 9 Illinois hospital closing ASC cites low volume, COVID-19 strain p. 15 INSIDE THE ISSUE 80+ STORIES FEATURED 1 9 T H A N N U A L Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC + The Future of Spine Conference June 16-18, 2022 | Swissotel Chicago SAVE THE DATE BECKER'S SPINE REVIEW

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