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WISCA Listserve

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Organizational Links

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)

Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA)

The Joint Commission

Wisconsin Department of Health Services/Division of Quality Assurance

Wisconsin Department of Revenue/ASC Assessment web page

Wisconsin DOR/ASC Assessment Frequently Asked Questions

Other Resources

ASC Quality Reporting Toolkit

ASC Association developed this Medicare quality reporting toolkit to help ASCs meet Medicare’s quality reporting program requirements.

An Analysis of Recent Growth of Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Reported by ASC Association in June, 2009, this study demonstrates ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) pivotal role in moving services from hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) into less expensive and clinically appropriate ASC settings.

Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings

CDC guidelines and resources for healthcare workers and patients, including technological advances in hand hygiene adherence measurement, frequently asked questions, and links to promotional and educational tools.

Medical Waste Fact Sheet

Report on 2010 Medicare Rates

ASC Association PowerPoint presentation published for use by state ASC organizations.

CMS State Operations Manual; Appendix L - Guidance for Surveyors: Ambulatory Surgical Centers (03-15-2013; see pages 137-228)

Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) are required to be in compliance with the Federal requirements set forth in the Medicare Conditions for Coverage (CfC) in order to receive Medicare/Medicaid payment. The CMS surveyor guidelines are outlined in this document, which will help ASCs with compliance.

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