8 Medicare ASC Definition 42 CFR 416.2Distinct EntityOperates exclusively to provide surgical servicesto patients not requiring hospitalizationexpected stay does not exceed 24 hoursHas an ASC supplier agreementComplies with ASC CfCs
11 “Temporally Separation” §416.2 CMS considers an ASC to be a distinct entity if it shares its spaceSo long as it is “temporally separated”i.e., same physical premises used by the ASC and another entity, but they are not both open at the same time
17 Assessing Compliance – Governing Body (cont.) Review minutes or other evidence to ensure:Policies and procedures have been formally adoptedPolicies are implementedMonitoring internal compliance/reassessment of policiesData collected and submitted related to specific policiesOngoing oversight of and accountability of QAPI program (See §416.43)
18 Contract Services §416.41(a) Contract services must be provided in a safe and effective mannerContractor services must be included in the ASC’s QAPI programASC must maintain a list and personnel files of all contract services and personnel.
19 Hospitalization §416.41(b) ASC must : Have a written transfer agreement with the nearest, most appropriate local hospital ; orEnsure that every physician performing surgery at the ASC has admitting privileges at a local hospital
20 Disaster Preparedness §416.41(c)(1) The ASC must maintain a written disaster preparedness plan that provides for the emergency care of patients, staff, and others in the facility in the event of fire, natural disaster, functional failure of equipment, or other unexpected events or circumstances that are likely to threaten the health and safety of those in the ASC.
21 Disaster Preparedness (cont) (2) the ASC coordinates with the State and local authorities, as appropriate(3) the ASC conducts drills, at least annually, to test the plans effectiveness. The ASC must complete written evaluation of each drill.
22 Minnesota Department of Health Office of Emergency Preparedness
28 Performance Improvement Project § (d)(1)Number and scope of distinct improvement projects conducted annually must reflect the scope and complexity of the ASC services and operations§ (d)(2)ASC must document the projects being conducted
29 Radiologic Services §416.49 (b) (1) The ASC must have procedures for obtaining radiological services from a Medicare approved facility to meet the needs of the patient.§ (b) (2)Radiologic services must meet the hospital conditions of participation for radiologic services
30 Patient Rights§The ASC must inform the patient or the patient’s representative of the patient’s rights, and must protect and promote the exercise of such rights.Must provide verbal and written notice in advance of the date of the procedure.
33 Advance Directives §416.50(a)(2) The ASC must comply with the following requirements:(i) Provide the patient or, as appropriate, the patient’s representative in advance of the date of the procedure, with information concerning its policies on advance directives, including a description of applicable State health and safety laws and, if requested, official State advance directive forms
34 Advance Directive (cont.) §416.50(a)(2) (cont.)(ii) Inform the patient or, as appropriate, the patient’s representative of the patient’s rights to make informed decisions regarding the patient’s care(iii) Document in a prominent part of the patient’s current medical record, whether or not the individual has executed an advance directive
36 Grievances§ (a) (3)(i) The ASC must establish a grievance procedure for documenting the existence, submission, investigation, and disposition of a patient’s written or verbal grievance to the ASC.(iv) Substantiated allegations of abuse, mistreatment, or neglect must be reported to the State authority.
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