Michael Peregrine was quoted in the August 12 issue of Outpatient Surgery Magazine in the article, "How Did CMS Settle on 62 Percent?" The article discussed that beginning in 2008, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would pay surgery centers 62 percent of what they pay hospital outpatient departments for providing the exact same procedures, even as they planned to eradicate ASC procedure groupers and link ASC payments to those hospitals that receive under OPPS. Mr. Peregrine was quoted saying that "It's important to note that the 62 percent relationship wouldn’t be permanent. Under the proposed methodology, CMS would recalculate the two conversion factors each year, and the hospital–ASC payment relationship would vary accordingly."