In May 2009, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released new interpretive guidelines for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC's.) The new conditions for coverage (CfC) include significant changes concerning quality, anesthesia risks and the governing practices of surgery centers in addition to new standards involving patient rights, patient admissions/discharges plus enhanced infection control regulations.
Understanding and managing your documentation and processes to effectively comply with the new guidelines can be a confusing and overwhelming process for Administrators especially when the outcomes impact CMS reimbursement.
Medline's CMS Survey Readiness Program for Ambulatory Surgery Centers contains six modules to help you prepare for your CMS survey.
Each module includes an easy-to-use manual outlining specific CMS rules and regulations with annotated tips, tools and solutions to help you maintain compliance. Accompanying each manual is a CD with articles from industry experts, sample policies and user-friendly tips, tools, and templates — over 75 resources on the six CDs.
The program also includes Medline’s Ambulatory Surgery Center product catalog. Here you’ll find best-in-class products and programs to provide high-quality patient care while complying with current guidelines. Also included is an electronic catalog on CD that contains Medline’s complete line of drapes and gowns.