New CMS waivers grant hospitals and healthcare systems a number of temporary flexibilities designed to help manage the COVID-19 pandemic.
CMS Rules for Ambulatory Surgery Centers Used to Expand Hospital Capacity During the COVID-19 Pandemic
CMS has issued new guidance for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) used to increase hospital capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Joint Commission released a new study it says provides “better characterization and analysis” of sentinel events “that require immediate investigation and response” in ambulatory settings.
CMS's new "Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency and Burden Reduction" rule no longer requires ASCs to have a written agreement to transfer patients.