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The Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) released three new studies on ambulatory surgical centers. Payments to Ambulatory Surgery Centers, 2nd Edition, compares ASC facility payments for common outpatient knee and shoulder surgeries across 33 states in calendar year 2013. The study also examines rates of growth in ASC payments over time by looking at how average ASC payments changed from 2008 to 2013 for 29 states. Comparing Payments to Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Hospital Outpatient Departments, 2nd Edition, compares ASC and hospital outpatient facility payments for common knee and shoulder surgeries across 32 states in calendar year 2013. The third study uses New York as an example case to assess the impact of crossing state lines for ASC care.

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