Ambulatory Surgery Center Services and Publix Members
Publix members who have services performed at an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) will have a significantly lower out-of-pocket cost than having the same services performed at a hospital’s outpatient center. ASC health care facilities can provide surgery as well as certain pain management and diagnostic services, such as colonoscopies, at a much lower member out-of-pocket cost.
Publix members’ cost will be a $100 copay for covered services at an ASC that is a Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO provider. Publix members who have the same service performed at an in-network hospital’s outpatient facility and have not met their out-of-pocket cost for the year must satisfy their calendar year deductible and applicable coinsurance.
June 2018 BCBSGa Provider Newsletter