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90210 Surgery Medical Center Wins ASC of the Year
On Thursday, September 14, 2023, CASA revealed the recipients for the 2023 CASA Award for ASC Excellence and the CASA ASC of the Year. The awards were established to acknowledge that California ASCs are drivers of excellent healthcare, providing opportunities and solutions for healthcare reform. In 2016, the CASA Board established the CASA Award for ASC Excellence as a mechanism to honor ASCs who strive to “rise to the top.” The program is built around 5 pillar categories acknowledging a CASA member facility who exemplifies best practices in the surgery center industry, plus actively promotes and advocates for ASC excellence and inclusion in the healthcare delivery system.
CASA members have been busy this summer advocating for ASCs by opening up their facilities for legislative tours. Healthcare continues to be a priority in the California Legislature. These tours are opportunities to show first-hand how California ASCs provide significant cost savings, innovation, and quality outcomes in our communities.
DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2024 proposed payment rule for ASCs and hospital outpatient departments (HOPD) on Thursday, July 14, 2023.
Is your facility taking advantage of CASA’s free benchmarking? Comparing your ASC outcomes to other like ASCs is important and looked at by accreditation bodies. Benchmarking is also a critical opportunity to utilize quality and performance metrics to improve your clinical outcomes as well as operational efficiencies.
By CASA Lobbyist Bryce Docherty
On Friday, June 30th Assembly Member Robert Rivas (D-Salinas) became the 67th Speaker of the California State Assembly. Speaker Rivas, the grandson of farmworkers who marched with Cesar Chavez for farmworker rights, also becomes the first Assembly Speaker in modern history to represent a non-urban area of California.