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Cardiovascular Care Is the Next Big Thing
Procedures are shifting to surgery centers, but adding the cases is not for the faint of heart.
Joe Paone
Publish Date: February 3, 2021   |  Tags:   Cardiology
MESSAGE STENT In 2020, CMS began reimbursing ASCs for minimally invasive cardiac procedures such as stent placements.

Cardiac surgery is the next frontier for same-day surgery. The movement of cardiovascular care from hospitals to freestanding surgery centers is being driven by reimbursement trends, forward-thinking facilities and the steady beat of progress. "Cardiology is another step in providing more surgical care on an outpatient basis for more patients, while saving the healthcare system a significant amount of money," says Bill Prentice, CEO of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. The fledging service line is packed with promise — and plenty of questions that need to be answered.

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