OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS
Legislative Office Building, Room 5200
Hartford, CT 06106 ↓ (860) 240-0200
April 24, 2014
To Fiscal Note on LCO 4156
sSB-61, File No. 267
AN ACT CONCERNING WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY FOR HOSPITAL AND AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTER SERVICES.
The fiscal note for LCO no. 4156 for SB 61 indicated there was no fiscal impact to the state and municipalities for eliminating ambulatory surgical centers (ASC) from the underlying bill. The fiscal note should have indicated there will be a fiscal impact to the state and municipalities which is indeterminate.
By eliminating ASC from the underlying bill the reimbursement rate paid to ASC's, in accordance with current practice, will either be a negotiated rate or a rate set by the ASC's fee schedule. The original bill would make the reimbursement rate paid to ASC's either a negotiated rate or 200% of the Medicare rate. The fiscal impact to the state and municipalities will depend on the difference between the rate set by the ASC fee schedule and 200% of Medicare which is unknown.