Edit to Chapter 4: Quality of Care Provided

Update to 2012 Accreditation Handbook Including Medicare Requirements for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) - 4/5/2012

 

Please make note of the following change in your 2012 Accreditation Handbook Including Medicare Requirements for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs):

Addendum to correct an omission on page 46 under "Additional Medicare Requirements" 

4.K-MS(3) OR 4.K-MS(4)

CMS requires Medicare Certified ASCs to have either

4.K-MS (3) ……a written transfer agreement with a hospital that meets the requirements of 4.K-MS (2)

OR

4.K-MS (4) ……ensure all physicians performing surgery in the ASC have admitting privileges at a hospital that meets the requirements of 4.K-MS (2) (page 46).

All AAAHC/Medicare Deemed Status accredited organizations and those seeking Medicare Deemed Status accreditation from AAAHC are being notified of this correction.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. If you have questions regarding these changes, contact accreditation services at 847.853.6060.

 

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