ALS RESPONDS TO HCFA REGARDING AUA COMMENTS ON AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER REIMBURSEMENT RATE FOR LITHOTRIPSY
August 16, 2000
On July 31, 2000, the American Lithotripsy Society [ALS] responded to the Health Care Financing Administration regarding comments presented by the American Urological Association [AUA] concerning Medicare Reimbursement for lithotripsy under proposed APC 524 and the impending Stark Regulations. [see AUA letter]
We are enclosing a copy of the ALS' response for your review. As you will see, we believe that the AUA's unfortunate linkage of the Stark issue with the Ambulatory Surgical Center payment rate is misguided and ill timed. [ Read the ALS response to the AUA letter]
For complete details concerning this issue, please go to the Society's website at www.lithotripsy.org and click on to our governmental affairs area. If you do not have access to the Web, please contact Daralyn Perry [Telephone: 781-895-9098, Ext. 102] at the ALS headquarters and she will send you additional materials relative to this topic.
As YOUR association..and the only one that represents your interests, EXCLUSIVELY..we feel compelled to act swiftly and aggressively on your behalf!
Visit us again to receive up-to-the-minute reports on major issues such as the Health Care Finance Administration's (HCFA) proposed implementation of the Stark II (Physician Ownership) regulations and HCFA's proposed rates for lithotripsy performed in/out patient and ambulatory surgical center settings.
For additional information contact, Wesley E. Harrington, CAE, Executive Director of ALS at American Lithotripsy Society, 305 Second Avenue, Suite 200
American Lithotripsy Society
305 Second Avenue, Suite 200
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451
Telephone: (781) 895-9098
Fax: (781) 895-9088
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