Ambulatory and Outpatient Care

Sep 13, 2022
AHA comments on the CMS' hospital outpatient prospective payment system and ambulatory surgical center payment system proposed rule for calendar year (CY) 2023.
Aug 24, 2022
The outpatient surgical care landscape is shifting. Patients want greater affordability, efficiency and convenience in the care they receive. Payers expect the same. Hospitals and health systems are responding by continuing to make significant investments in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).…
Jul 18, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) July 15 released its calendar year (CY) 2023 outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and ambulatory surgical center (ASC) proposed rule that would increase OPPS rates by a net 2.7% in CY 2023 compared to 2022.
Jul 12, 2022
Optimizing workforce retention, recruitment and development will be critical over the next decade as hospitals and health systems adjust to what is expected to be a changing landscape in patient volumes, higher-acuity levels, increased length of stay and preferred sites for care delivery.
May 3, 2022
Like many health systems, University of Utah Health has been focused on the best ways to treat patients with multiple risks that include physical, psychiatric and substance-use disorders. Taking an intensive integrated approach to primary and behavioral health care has enabled the system to improve…
Apr 21, 2022
The agency seeks comments through June 21 on a potential change that would require outpatient settings to dispense opioid pain medications with prepaid mail-back envelopes and pharmacists to provide patient education on safe disposal of opioids.
Feb 15, 2022
Pilot programs in America and Europe are examining the value of employing a mix of in-person and telehealth services in settings outside of hospitals, and recently published Mayo Clinic research indicates many patients prefer the hybrid approach. One such program is Mayo’s Care Hotel.
Dec 2, 2021
On behalf of our nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations; our clinician partners — including more than 270,000 affiliated physicians, 2 million nurses and other caregivers — and the 43,000 health care leaders who belong to our professional membership groups…
Nov 23, 2021
With the effects of COVID-19 expected to continue for some time, providers can expect many of the trends that developed over the past two years to continue. Care delivered in alternative settings to hospitals, for example, is expected to increase considerably before the decade closes.