REGULATORY REVIEW: CMS Updates ASC Guidance for Surveyors


CMS Updates ASC Guidance for Surveyors

Periodic written notice, H&P and anesthesia risk assessment requirements undergo revisions

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated the State Operations Manual (SOM) Appendix L - Guidance for Surveyors: Ambulatory Surgical Centers. CMS released the updated Appendix L in June, just two weeks after it announced an advanced copy of the changes in a surveyor memo.

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