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MLN Matters Article MM12129 (New): January 2021 Update of the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System

This Article comprises Sub-regulatory guidance for changes to and billing instructions for various payment policies implemented in the January 2021 Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) payment system update. MLN Matters (MM) Articles are based on Change Requests (CRs). Special Edition (SE) Articles clarify existing policy. This Article comprises Sub-regulatory guidance for changes to and billing instructions for various payment policies implemented in the January 2021 Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) payment system update. CR 12129 also includes updates to HCPCS. MLN Matters (MM) Articles are based on Change Requests (CRs). Special Edition (SE) Articles clarify existing policy. In this case, this Article is based on content within CR12129 that is posted on the CMS website. This revised Article contains text in red font which reflects changes to previous version dated 01/05/2021. The previous version of MM12129 is currently posted on the CMS website.

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Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: February 22, 2021

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