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Medicare Program; Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Conditions for Coverage
Document Number: 2010-8903
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
This proposed rule would revise one of the existing conditions for coverage (CfC) that ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) must meet in order to participate in the Medicare program. The proposed revision would modify the current CfC for patient rights to include an exception that would allow an ASC to provide patients or the patients' representative or surrogate with required patient rights information on the day of the procedure when the procedure must, to safeguard the health of the patient, be performed on the same day as the physician's referral. In addition, we are proposing some other minor changes to the CfC for patient right requirements.