Journal Square Surgical Center in Jersey City, N.J., is hosting an information session to discuss sweeping new personal injury protection regulations proposed by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance.
The proposed regulations would include PIP hospital outpatient department and physician office-based procedures for the first time on a fee schedule that includes ambulatory surgery centers, called the OSF. This proposed fee schedule would utilize the CMS 2011 ASC fee schedule in its entirety, introducing thousands of codes not on the current ASC only fee schedule.
It would not, however, place any fee schedule restrictions on PIP inpatient hospital procedures, save for trauma, and therein lies the problem, according Jeffrey Shanton, chair, Advocacy & Legislative Affairs Committee, for the New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers and director of business management at Journal Square Surgical Center.
"It is important for everyone, be they lawyers, physicians or ASC owners, to understand what is going on and the potential impact these regulations may have on their business," Mr. Shanton says. "With this in mind, Journal Square Surgical Center has decided to hold an informative meeting and discussion. Hopefully this will allow everyone to understand exactly what is going on in, and assist them in devising strategies for their own practices."
The meeting will take place Oct. 13 at 6:00 EDT at the Jersey City ASC, which is located on the fifth floor of 550 Newark Ave.
It will be hosted by Mr. Shanton and feature guest speakers James Cinberg, MD, an expert in balance disorders, and N.J. Assemblyman Jason O'Donnell.
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