Outpatient Surgery Quality and Access Act of 2023
Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) have a strong track record of high-quality care and positive patient outcomes. With this high-quality care also comes savings to patients and healthcare payers, providing a value to patients and the healthcare delivery system that is unmatched.
ASCs save Medicare approximately $7 billion a year. Future savings, however, are threatened by problematic Medicare policies that result in continually declining reimbursement and other factors that limit Medicare beneficiaries’ access to outpatient surgical care.
By enacting the Outpatient Surgery Quality and Access Act of 2023 (H.R. 972/S. 312), Congress will ensure Medicare beneficiaries’ continued access to high-quality outpatient surgery. For more information about the bill, read about the provisions below or see ASCA’s one-page and two-page summaries.